Mental Health Calendar

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


Event DateEvent
6 FebruarySafer Internet Day
20 FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebruaryMental Health Nurses' Day
1 MarchZero Discrimination Day
8 MarchInternational Women's Day
18 - 24 MarchHarmony Week
18 - 24 MarchNeurodiversity Week
20 MarchInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarchClose The Gap Day
30 MarchWorld Bipolar Day
31 MarchTrans Day of Visibility
7 AprilWorld Health Day
23 AprilWorld Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day (WICAMHD)
28 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
12 MayInternational Nurses Day
17 MayInternational Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)
20 - 26 MayNational Volunteer Week
24 MayWorld Schizophrenia Awareness Day
26 MayNational Sorry Day
27 May - 3 JuneReconciliation Week
June (TBC)Infant Mental Health Awareness Week
5 JuneWorld Environment Day
10 - 16 JuneMen's Health Week
12 JuneFirst Responders Day
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day
7-14 JulyNAIDOC Week
15 - 21 JulyBirth Trauma Awareness Week
30 JulyInternational Day of Friendship
12 AugustInternational Youth Day
16 AugustNational Day Against Bullying and Violence
30 AugustWear It Purple Day
2 - 6 SeptemberWomen's Health Week
2-8 September Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention Day
12 SeptemberR U OK? Day
1 - 31 OctoberMental Health Month
1 - 7 OctoberBPD Awareness Week
2 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day & World Homeless Day
13 - 19 OctoberNational Carer's Week
17 - 23 NovemberPerinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
19 NovemberInternational Men's Day
3 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
10 DecemberHuman Rights Day
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  • Governance

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 and present, 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.