Mental Health Month - October 2021
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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is a national event that aims to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing.

In 2021, the theme for South Australia’s mental health awareness programming was “We All Have A Role To Play”.

Stay tuned here for information on Mental Health Month 2022.

2021 Events & Campaigns

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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST OF MEDS

Thursday 14 October
7pm-9.30pm

The Jade, Adelaide

They say laughter is the best medicine, and this Mental Health Month we once again tested the tummy muscles with plenty of laughs. The MHCSA hosted its popular comedy night at accessible venue The Jade, featuring a diverse range of leading local comedians.

MINDSHARE EXHIBITION

October 1-31
Rundle Mall, Hutt Street & Tynte Street Libraries, North Adelaide Community Centre & Online

mindshare’s group Exhibition is an annual, collaborative event showcasing visual art by creatives living with mental health challenges. The 2021 exhibition featured incredible works from NEAMI Arts, Living Arts and select feature artists within the mindshare community. The exhibition was spread across Adelaide City, launching at North Adelaide Community Centre on Friday October 1.

POETRY PRESCRIBED

Thursday October 21
6.30pm-9.30pm
Chateau Apollo, Adelaide

What better way to build community wellbeing than coming together to share stories and a little music? Audiences were moved and delighted by this unforgettable night of spoken word poetry on mental health from feature performers Vivana Luzochimana, SanSan Ja, Caitlin Tait, and Aidan J Jones, with MC Manal Younus.

FESTIVAL OF NOW

Friday 8 October
10.30am-3pm
Wauwi/Light Square, Adelaide

Festival of Now is a celebration of mental health, creativity and inclusiveness that challenges stigma and promotes community connection. Attractions at the festival include live music and performance, free food, arts and crafts, games, animals, face painting, wellbeing information stalls and more. The 2021 theme was “Celebrating Our Stories”!

LIVED EXPERIENCE LUNCH ‘N’ LEARNS

Wednesdays in October
12.30pm-1.00pm
Online

The MHCSA presented a series of short, online discussions with lived experience Peer Workers across the mental health sector – perfectly timed to ensure audiences didn’t even need to leave their desks.

THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

October 1-31
City Library, Adelaide

The MHCSA were delighted to support artists Joshua Kernich and Hartstone-Kitney Productions in bringing The Thought That Counts to life in City Library this October. Inspired by the pixel video games of the 1990’s, this interactive installation took audiences on a journey through the mind of a hero…

Photo credit to Hartstone-Kitney Productions

MAGIC WITH A MESSAGE

Saturday October 16th: 8-9pm
Sunday October 24th: 2-3pm

Diverse-City, Adelaide

Drew Magic presented a surprising show about overcoming self-doubt and fighting destructive thoughts. Audiences journeyed the roller-coaster of success and failure in this light-hearted, magically punctuated, storytelling showcase of wonder.

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2021 Posters & Resources

2022 program, posters, templates and guides coming soon.

2021 PROGRAM

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MENTAL HEALTH MONTH POSTER

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COMMUNITY EVENT POSTER

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DOWNLOAD SOCIAL ASSETS
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“WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY” INFO RESOURCE

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SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING GUIDE
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM TILES
FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM STORY TEMPLATES
COVER IMAGES
INFO TILES

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MONTH – ENGAGEMENT GUIDE

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Presented by

SA Health
SA Health

Proudly supported by

Thank you to our 2021 Mental Health Month sponsors!

Uniting Communities
Flourish Australia
Skylight
Neami National
Life Without Barriers
Mind Australia
Mind Australia
SA Mental Health Commissioners
Uniting SA
Wallis Cinema
Finsbury Green
Mindshare

2021 Media Partners

Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN
Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN
Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN

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For more information, or to discuss sponsoring Mental Health Month, contact:

Mental Health Coalition of SA
E: administration@mhcsa.org.au
P: 08 8212 8873.

For more information on potential speakers for your Mental Health Month event, contact:

Danielle Tapley
danielle.tapley@mhcsa.org.au