National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. It’s especially important this year with what is happening in the world right now that the Australian community comes together to raise awareness that #MentalHealthMatters.
MHFA is extremely proud of the National Mental Health Month program, and it plans to reach out to and educate as many Australians as it can. It will focus on reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and assist with positive and non-judgemental discussion surrounding the importance of mental health in our nation. Alarmingly, one in five Australians experience a mental health illness, so it’s evident that mental health deserves our attention, and that is exactly what the MHFA is wanting to accomplish.
This year’s theme for their campaign is Mental Health Matters. This emphasises and highlights the gravity of the topic of mental health and how important it is to address it within the Australian community, and thus our readers as well. Let’s join together to support and help each other during this time of need.