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Queensland Mental Health Week

Queensland Mental Health Week

CheckUP is proud to coordinate Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) on behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission, with the support of strong cross-sector collaboration.

QMHW is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing. CheckUP has coordinated QMHW since 2018 and administered the associated Community Events Grant Program since 2021.

Queensland Mental Health Week 2024 will be held from Saturday 5 October to Sunday 13 October, inclusive of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October.

The theme for Queensland Mental Health Week 2024 is “Connect for mental health”, emphasising the proactive measures we can adopt to nurture and support positive mental health and wellbeing for ourselves and our communities. Connect for mental health focuses on four areas:

  • Connect with self: Take care of yourself, do something you enjoy, make healthy choices, and seek help when needed.
  • Connect with community: Create supportive and inclusive environments, look after one another, and connect with culture. Show kindness and initiate connection with those who are struggling.
  • Connect with others: Foster relationships with loved ones, friends, family, and mob. Spend time with others and make meaningful connections.
  • Connect with nature: Take a break from technology, spend time outdoors, embrace mindfulness, and take care of the world around you.

This QMHW we want to encourage everyone to come together for mental health, foster connections and enhance inclusivity for those living with mental health challenges, their families, carers, and support people.

We encourage Queenslanders to get involved in the week in a way that is meaningful to them. You can take time to learn what activities boost your mental wellbeing, look out for those you care about, and connect with your community by participating in one of the hundreds of events happening across the state.

Queensland Mental Health Week is a time when people are prompted to find out more about mental health and seek help for problems they may be facing, so remember, a conversation can play a powerful role in connecting someone to the care they need.

To learn more about Queensland Mental Health, search for events, download resources, and find support services, visit the dedicated website –

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Latest news

21 February 2024

QMHW 2024 dates announced!

We are very excited to announce the dates for Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) 2024 are Saturday 5 October to Sunday 13 October, inclusive of World Mental Health Day on Thursday October 10. Plus, read about opportunities for consumers to help shape QMHW 2024 and submit your own affirmations!Read more
30 November 2023

QMHW eNews November 2023

Get the latest news from Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW). In this issue of our eNews, we share some QMHW highlights, wellbeing tips for the holidays, and ways to help shape the future of the week.Read more
31 October 2023

QMHW eNews October 2023

Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is officially over for another year and we’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone who got involved. Read about Queensland Mental Health Week events, how you can give feedback on the initiative, plus submit your own affirmation card suggestions!Read more
27 September 2023

QMHW eNews September 2023

Queensland Mental Health Week starts soon! Read the latest news including information about the community grants program, school resources, financial wellbeing, and more.Read more
26 September 2023

$130,000 grants promote mental health and wellbeing

Media release: $130,000 grants promote mental health and wellbeing. Communities from Stanthorpe to Quilpie and all the way up to Badu Island will benefit from $130,000 grant funding for Queensland Mental Health Week 2023. A record-breaking 157 events across Queensland will be supported by the Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program, with grants ranging from $500 to $3,000.Read more

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