Mental Health Week 2014

 Mental Health Week October 5 – 12 2014

“How’s your mental health?”

This is the question we want to ask the community this Mental Health Week.
Everyone has mental health and everyone’s wellbeing is important. What can you do to look after yours?
We have NEW posters and fliers with this new slogan available for downloading under the Promotions tab or via this link.
So here’s a taste of what’s on during Mental Health Week 2014:


Adelaide CBD and Metro events


October 2 – Mental Health Week Breakfast

A complementary breakfast and talk at Rydges South Park Click the flyer image to open it

October 3 – Mental Health Week Launch

 The official launch for South Australia will be a balloon release over the lunch period in Victoria Square on Friday October 3rd. Meet at 12pm for a 12:30 start. There’ll be music, speakers and info about what’s on during MHW.
See the Facebook page for more. 
Select this for Mental Health Week Launch flyer


October 3Odd Socks Day

Wear your oddest socks to promote the fact that we all have an “odd day.” An anti-stigma campaign run by GROW.


October 7 & 8 – Pendulum book launch plus

Select the image to open the Pendulum flyer


October 7, 8 & 9  Rundle Mall and Metro Stalls

 Look out for various stalls in Rundle Mall, Arndale, Colonades and Harbour Town that focus on healthy eating, sleep and relaxation, creativity and general wellbeing as a means to supporting good mental health.


October 7, 8, 10 & 28 – Walking on Eggshells

A play that tells the mental health carer’s story as it really is, interspersed with music and song
Select here to open the Eggshells flyer



October 8 – Carnival in the North

Showcasing the talents and achievements of people with mental illness along with lunch, info stalls, workshops, entertainment and fun for kids.
Click to open event flyer

October 8 and 10 – Colour Walks for Wellbeing

 Get your bright colours and fluros on for wellbeing walks: Semaphore: Meet at Jetty near play cafe at 11am. Allow just over 1 hour. Kingston Park:  Kingston Park coastal reserve, Burnham rd Kingston Park. Meet on the grassed picnic area adjacent to the beach. Botanic Gardens: October 10, 1pm. Meet at the bridge in Rundle Park as part of the Festival of Now.  See the Facebook page for more. Email to get involved.

Click the flyer image to open it


October 8 – The HeadRead poetry readings

Entrants of Mindshare’s “When Words Come to Life” poetry competition will be reading their work alongside short films of the winners  reading their work in an evening session at the retro bohemian setting of The Coffee Pot and during the day at the North Adelaide Community Centre.

 Click on the flyer for details of the poetry readings.


October 8 – Celebration of Life Exhibition opening

Select the image for details of this exhibition hosted by MIFSA


 October 8 – Mini Mental Health Expo (Free Event)

Senior Citizens Hall, Crawford Terrace, Berri from 10:00 am to 2:00pm.  See flyer for more details.

October 10 – The Festival of Now!

A highlight of Mental Health Week, this wellbeing festival in Rundle park celebrates World Mental Health Day. Live music, drumming, wellbeing and art stalls, food, magic, games and celebrity chef Simon Bryant delivers healthy cooking demonstrations! Plus much more. See the Facebook page for more.  Read a great write up about it in Weekend notes.

Click on the Festival of Now poster for details.


October 11 – Speak Up @ The Govenor Hindmarsh

Adelaide musicians donate their time for a special cause … mental health awareness and youth suicide prevention. ALL PROCEEDS to Grow Sa Branch. 12pm – 4pm $20 adult/$15 conc. See the Facebook page for more.

October 13 – 53rd Barton Pope Lecture (Free Lecture)

Bullying: The Most Important Risk Factor for Mental Illness.
Venue: Art Gallery of South Australia, Radford Auditorium, North Terrace at 7:30pm.  Refreshments provided – RSVP (08) 8239 2911.  See the flyer for more details.


Depression the Musical Tour

Tour dates: Cheese Factory Studio Gallery – October 10; Port Noarlunga Arts Centre – October 11 and The Soul Box – October 12.  For further details and to book seats – email



Rural Events (dates and times TBA)


 The White Dog Campaign for Mental Health Week

The White Dog represents Positive Mental Health as opposed to the Black Dog which represents depression
The White Dog is the Mascot for The Barossa, Gawler and Light Mental Health Focus Group
The White Dog Campaign is about promoting greater awareness around mental health during Mental Health Week.
The Barossa community, in particular businesses are being encouraged to display the WHITE DOG in their windows.
There will be prizes for the most creative White Dog and who can guess the number of White Dogs in the community




October 7 – Tee Off for Mental Health – Whyalla Golf Club

Select an image to see the event flyer or the media release


October 8/9/10 – Gawler/Barossa – Community Health Centre

Wednesday’s activities are focussed on the Community Health Centre while Thursday and Friday see visits to shopping malls with Beyond Blue giveaways and an invitation to the community to contribute a poem, recipe or drawing for a resource booklet.




October 9 – Port Pirie Mental Health Week event

Open day in the main street showcasing music, dance, art and community groups of those living with mental illness.



October 11 – Life is a Circus – Port Lincoln Racecourse

A community raffle and a fundraising dinner to support the Mental Wellbeing Program



October 16 – CAMHS events – Ceduna

A pubic seminar with a focus on healthy body image of children and teens
& A training event for workers with children & adolescents



October 16 10am–3pm – Victor Harbor/Southern Fleurieu

 ‘Soldiers of Fortune Cookies– An animation script writing workshop with animator Eddie White.



October 16 – Mental Health Expo – Murray Bridge

High profile speakers involved in this event aimed at raising community awareness


Mt Gambier – De-stigmatising posters made by consumers to be launched and displayed outside the main-corner complex.
Port Lincoln Community Picnic to promote positive Mental Health and Wellbeing messages.
Mid & Lower North. ‘Bulding Blocks’. Community to construct in Lego things that make them happy with a focus on engaging men.
Mount Gambier. Open your mind, reflections in poetry– 6 poetry workshops and a resulting book to be published and distributed.
Across SAWellness Day’ – Speakers and demonstrations to assist those with Aquired Brain Injury and their families with a focus on preventative measures.
Pt Augusta. ‘Lego on the Lawn’ – Outdoor cinema screening ‘The Lego Movie’ and a vignette of positive Mental Health messages.
For further information and to register your event please send request to