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Mental Health Calendar

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


Event Date Event
8th February Safer Internet Day
20th February World Day of Social Justice
1st March Zero Discrimination Day
8th March International Women's Day
19th March International Day Against Bullying and Violence
20th March International Day of Happiness
30th March World Bipolar Day
7th April World Health Day
12th May International Nurses Day
17th-23rd May National Volunteer Week
24th May World Schizophrenia Awareness Day
26th May National Sorry Day
27th May - 3rd June Reconciliation Week
10th - 16th June Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
13th - 19th June Men's Health Week
3th - 10th July NAIDOC Week
17th - 23rd July Birth Trauma Awareness Week
30th July International Day of Friendship
12th August International Youth Day
26th August Wear It Purple Day
6th - 10th September Women's Health Week
8th September R U OK? Day
10th September World Suicide Prevention Day
1st - 7th October BPD Awareness Week
2nd October International Day of Non-Violence
10th October World Mental Health Day
9th - 17th October World Mental Health Week/National Carer's Week
10th October World Homeless Day
7 - 13 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.