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Mental Health Calendar

A calendar of mental health and wellbeing events and days for acknowledgement.


Event Date


7th February

Safer Internet Day

20th February

World Day of Social Justice

1st March

Zero Discrimination Day

8th March

International Women's Day

13th-19 March

Neurodiversity Week

19th March

International Day Against Bullying and Violence

20th March

International Day of Happiness

21st March

Harmony Day

30th March

World Bipolar Day

31st March

Trans Day of Visability

7th April

World Health Day

12th May

International Nurses Day

15th-21st May

National Volunteer Week

17th May

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

23rd May

World Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day (WICAMHD)

24th May

World Schizophrenia Awareness Day

26th May

National Sorry Day

27th May - 3rd June

Reconciliation Week

TBC June

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

12th - 18th June

Men's Health Week

2nd - 9th July


16th-23rd July

Birth Trauma Awareness Week

30th July

International Day of Friendship

12th August

International Youth Day

25th August

Wear It Purple Day

4th - 8th September

Women's Health Week

10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day

14th September

R U OK? Day

1st - 7th October

BPD Awareness Week

2nd October

International Day of Non-Violence

10th October

World Mental Health Day/World Homeless Day

15th - 21st October

National Carer's Week

12th - 18th November

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week

19th November

International Men's Day

3rd December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10th December

Human Rights Day


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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.