Mental Health Week 2016 events and information
Monday, 10 October 2016
On Monday 10 October, we will be part of a World Mental Health Day Expo to raise awareness of mental health issues and responding services. Those coming to the event – to be held between 11am and 2pm at the Mooroolbark Community Centre in Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark – will be able to gather information about our services and others working locally and see how it all connects in the eastern suburbs.
The lineup for Tuesday’s launch night, from 5pm at the Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, includes an act that helped us launch our own service just over a year ago now.
Our advocates will also be part of Monash Health Mental Health Week Expo, being held from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday 12 October near the David Street entrance of Dandenong Hospital.
It will feature stalls from support services in the Dandenong Region, include refreshments, and is open to service users, carers, families and providers.
The Mental Health Foundation’s lists an amazing range of activities across Victoria offering information and entertainment, including festivals,songwriters’ workshops, film nights and a 'psyche ward survival party'.
For those who want to bring on summer, is hosting a ‘Fluro Friday’ event on 14 October at Mentone Life Saving Club on Beach Road, Mentone with those who attend invited to dress colourfully and join in paddleboard and beach activities.
For those in Melbourne who love a bit of theatre, there is the inaugural performance from the written by people who use mental health services and directed by the council's Dave Barclay. We're told anyone with mental health issues who has an interest in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will like this one.
A good way to close the week if you live near Sale, in Victoria’s east, might be the Mental Youth Festival at Sale Skate Park from 11am – 2pm on 15 October. Run by Wellington Shire Youth Council, it will provide information about ways to find assistance and stay positive, and end with a performance by a motorcycle stuntman.
Reviewed 04 May 2022