The inaugural Nation Mental Health Month across Australia was a huge success. Events attract. Amazing support for the Mental Health Foundation Australia, and more importantly the causes we were supporting.
From the 1st October until the 31. October, the Mental Health Foundation Australia organised approximately 150 events in Victoria and nationally to raise awareness and funds for mental health. These included music festivals, numerous multicultural gatherings and celebrations, youth forums, seminars and events for children and local government.
Of most significance was the Multicultural Festival at Queensbridge Square, Melbourne, which attracted close to 30,000 spectators over a 10-hour period and the Mental Health Month Walk at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne which attracted 10,000 walkers.
However, a series of Mental Health walks in most capital cities and some regional centres made this year’s Mental Health Month a truly national event.
It was the Mental Health Foundation Australia’s intention to reach out to all Australians, by involving them in activities and provoking conversations regarding the state of rental health support services and possible improvements that could be made in the national mental health care system. We would like to thank all Australians for their support for events throughout the month. Our community-based movement has made this a unique and historic month. For that, the Mental Health Foundation Australia expresses its sincere and lasting gratitude on behalf of all Australians concern. About the welfare of family, friends or their own experience with mental health issues.
We hope that you will continue to support the Mental Health Foundation Australia and generate even greater community motivation for an even more audacious Mental Health Month during October 2020.