There’s still time to get to a Queensland Mental Health Week event – some from the comfort of your own home. Here’s some of the many events on tomorrow, 15 October. Find the full list here: https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/
Leaping Lads: A group of prominent and philanthropic Queensland men will be taking a leap of faith during to raise funds and awareness for mothers suffering from postnatal depression. Everyone is invited to come along and watch as these leaping lads conquer their own fears and abseil down the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane.
Seeds of Hope – World Mental Health Day booth Gympie: Gympie Mental Health Service will, from 10am, have the ‘Seeds of Hope’ booth set up in the main street of Gympie with a two-fold purpose: Provide a community space for the public to have a chat with staff from the service and promote community awareness about World Mental Health Day and what it ‘good’ mental health; and promote self-care ideas with our giveaways of seedlings to express hope for the future and to expand on the adage ‘from little things big things can grow’.
Gratitude Plants @ Dysart State High School: Dysart State High School will be delivering an initiative called ‘Gratitude Plants’. The initiative entails both school staff and students gifting plants, along with accompanying thank you cards, to people in the Dysart community who have helped them out this year during the COVID-19 pandemic or during another difficult time. The reason the school chose this initiative is because research has found a profound link between gratitude and mental health – the more you show gratitude the better you feel about yourself.
Women in Medicine Breakfast (Brisbane): The highly anticipated AMA Queensland’s annual Women in Medicine Breakfast will be held from 7am – 9am at Victoria Park. The focus this year is on mental health and touching on COVID-19 adaptability and the next steps. The morning will be chaired by Vicky Dawes of Doctors’ Health Queensland.
Young Women’s Mental Health Advocacy Webinar (online): As Australia’s foremost breast cancer charity specifically focused on empowering young women experiencing breast cancer, So Brave will is running a mental health advocacy webinar. Industry experts will discuss mental health issues facing 15-25-year-olds and how to self-advocate for assistance. Visit website.