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#MakingTime: Summer Program

Australians living with a mental illness and their carers have told us that the one thing that has helped them through difficult moments is making time for what matters to them. This summer, the Commission is asking Australians to share how they will be making time to look after their mental health during the holiday period.

The Commission has launched #MakingTime – a national conversation championed by people living with mental illness, and those who care for them, to support each other’s mental health and wellbeing over summer, after a year of unprecedented challenges.

#MakingTime calls on those living with mental illness, those who care for them, and those experiencing mental distress to share their first-hand stories on what has helped them on their toughest days, and how they will be making time to care for their mental health over summer and the festive season.

In a year where we have all been challenged in different ways, those living with mental ill health, mental distress or impacted by trauma can not only help others in a similar situation understand how to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing but can help them appreciate the need to make time for the things that help us respond to daily challenges.

#MakingTime has been developed in collaboration with people with a lived experience of mental illness, their carers, and with our country’s leading mental health organisations. We can all learn some helpful and insightful lessons from fellow Australians about how to make time for our mental health and wellbeing.

We are looking for your support to get involved and encourage Australians to deliberately make time for what helps them in difficult moments and to share how they are #MakingTime to look after their mental health.

What are you #MakingTime for this summer?

Visit to get involved and see how your fellow Australians are #MakingTime this summer.

Spread the word

We encourage you to share the program with your networks, to get more Australians involved.
To help, you can access and download all our digital assets to use on your channels HERE.