National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. It is an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all.
The National Mental Health Month 2021 Awareness Campaign theme is: ‘Mental Health: Post Pandemic Recovery Challenges and Resilience’
With this theme in mind, we aim to extend our campaign even wider than previous years, with events planned to embrace many different community groups and people of all ages walking on the road to recovery and fostering resilience #ResilienceAndRecovery.
Our biggest and most successful event has always been our Walk for Mental Health. In 2020, amidst the pandemic we organised a ‘Virtual Walk’ allowing people to walk from anywhere and everywhere across the nation.
This continued in 2021 with our MHFA app, as well as some physical walks across the country on the 17th of October.
We are extremely proud of this monumental achievement, having reached out to more than 500,000 individuals through our walk for mental health this year.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19 this year, the MHFA was determined to deliver our annual walk, especially due to the increase and exacerbation of mental health issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can proudly say this initiative was delivered even bigger and better this year.
We understand how much the pandemic has affected our Australian community this year. Therefore, the Mental Health Foundation Australia is proud to present our National Walk for Mental Health 2021 in-person on the 19th of December 2021, 10:30 am at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne.
This walk will be the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and support one another after consecutive lockdowns.
Thank you again to all our supporters, sponsors, ambassadors, community members and all walk participants for their participation and support. MHFA would like to thank our wonderful staff for their hard work and dedication towards making this campaign a success!
THANK YOU, AUSTRALIA!