October is Mental Health Month, and the theme for 2023 is ‘We all have a role to play’. This year's theme encourages us all to promote activities and ideas that can have a positive impact on our daily lives and the lives of others.

Mental Health Month allows us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. It also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help-seeking behaviours when needed.

What role will you play?

  • Will you be a community champion and connect those in your community to mental health services?

  • Will you be a workplace wonder and activate and motivate your colleagues to think about their mental health and promote Mental Health Month activities?

  • Will you be a school superstar? Bringing mental health awareness to your school as either a student, teacher, staff or parent.

  • Will you be an amazing ally? You can be a mental health supporter by listening and providing support to those who are experiencing mental ill-health.

  • Will you be an incredible individual? You can prioritise your own mental health this month and explore new ways to support your mental health all year round.

Join us this Mental Health Month as we talk about general mental health, mental health myths, mental health struggles and how to support yourself and those around you through mental ill-health.

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Find out more about Mental Health Month from Way Forward.