Get Involved in QMHW 2023
Let us help you support the mental wellbeing of those you care for.
Everyone’s busy, so we thought we’d put this tool kit together so any employee, manager, business owner, or workplace can easily participate in Queensland Mental Health Week this year. Enjoy exploring and sharing the useful resources we’ve found for everyone.
The theme for Queensland Mental Health Week 2023 (QMHW) is ‘Awareness, Belonging, Connection’. This reflects the important factors that have been proven to help people maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. This in mind, we’ve laid the resources out under these 3 factor headings below.
Awareness is about understanding the things we need to maintain and boost our mental wellbeing, and knowing when we need to reach out for help and where to get it.
Maintain and boost your mental health
Knowing when you need to reach out
- Signs of mental health issues to look out for!
- A Reliable Measure (DASS) – Ideally, this should be undertaken with support from a qualified mental health professional.
Where to get help
Find it here:
If you’re concerned about a friend or loved one, ask them how you can help. The first step for a person with symptoms of a mental health disorder is to see a doctor or other healthcare professional.
Head to Health — for advice and to get connected to local mental health services, you can call 1800 595 212. Check the operating times.
Beyond Blue — call 1300 22 4636
ReachOut (mental health support for young people online) — online help
SANE Australia — call 1800 187 263
Belonging is about looking out for each other, ensuring we feel safe and supported, and understanding that however we feel, we’re not alone, and that there are others going through the same thing.
Get involved here:
Connection is about our relationships with our friends, families, and those that we care about, as well as the groups, clubs, and networks around us that we rely on to help keep us happy and healthy, wherever we live, work, or play.
Ignite the wellbeing of those you care for
Queensland Mental Health Week 2023 gives everyone the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives. It can be the catalyst to check in with ourselves, family & friends, colleagues, and those we care for. On a side note, this initiative is linked to WHO’s World Mental Health Day, which is held on 10 October (next Wednesday) every year.
We hope this tool kit will promote people coming together through local events, conversations and activities and help raise awareness and implementation of the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing throughout our communities.
If you or your workplace are interested in ongoing mental wellbeing and performance improvement we’d love to hear from you.