Mental Health Month - October 2021
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Mental Health Month

In 2021, South Australia’s October mental health awareness programming is expanding from a week to a month!

Mental Health Awareness Month is joining with national events that aim to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing.
The theme for SA’s Mental Health Month 2021 is “We All Have A Role To Play.”

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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’re once again testing the tummy muscles with plenty of laughs. The MHCSA will be hosting its popular comedy night at accessible venue The Jade, featuring a diverse range of leading local comedians.

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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. Don’t miss this chance to see incredible works from NEAMI Arts, Living Arts and select feature artists within the mindshare community. The exhibition is spread across Adelaide City, launching at North Adelaide Community Centre on Friday October 1.

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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? Be 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.

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FESTIVAL OF NOW

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

 

Festival of Now – now in its ninth year – 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. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Stories”!

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LIVED EXPERIENCE LUNCH ‘N’ LEARNS

Wednesdays in October
12.30pm-1.00pm
Online

 

Want to know more about the Lived Experience Workforce in South Australia, or how to become a peer worker? You’re in luck! The MHCSA presents a series of short, online discussions with lived experience workers across the sector – perfectly timed to ensure you don’t even need to leave your desk.

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THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

October 1-31
City Library, Adelaide

 

The MHCSA are 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 will take you on a journey through the mind of a hero. You may discover that it really is the thought that counts…

Photo credit to Hartstone-Kitney Productions

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MAGIC WITH A MESSAGE

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

Diverse-City, Adelaide

 

Drew Magic presents a surprising show about overcoming self-doubt and fighting destructive thoughts. Journey the roller-coaster of success and failure in this light-hearted, magically punctuated, storytelling showcase of wonder. This is a performance for all ages – mental health themes are addressed in a form suitable for primary ages and above.

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Posters & Resources

Download the program, posters, templates and guides to engage this Mental Health Month.

2021 PROGRAM

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MENTAL HEALTH MONTH POSTER

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COMMUNITY EVENT POSTER

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DOWNLOAD SOCIAL ASSETS
DOWNLOAD EMAIL SIGNATURES

“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

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:

Anna Jeavons
Marketing & Mental Health Promotions Officer
anna.jeavons@mhcsa.org.au

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

Danielle Tapley
danielle.tapley@mhcsa.org.au