October 10-17 is Mental Health Week.
As we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, never has it been more important to advocate for and raise awareness of better mental health for all.
Events have been organised across the country to unite Australians of all ages and backgrounds to promote better mental health for everyone.
As more and more people reach out to our services, we know how much of an impact the last 18 months has had, and continues to have, on people’s mental health.
We’re here to help.
Pop-up mental health clinics
We recently welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of 20 pop-up mental health services which will help address the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 pandemic across the state.
We are partnering with Ballarat Health and Monash Health to deliver the fast-tracked, tailored mental health care and support to people who need it the most across Western Victoria, the Wimmera and south and south-eastern Melbourne.
Firefighter Stair Climb
For the fifth year running, the Firefighter Stair Climb is raising money for the Lifeline service we operate in Melbourne.
The stair climb raises funds to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Injury and suicide.
This year the climb is virtual so you can get involved to benefit your own and other people’s mental health.
Mental Health Week Exhibition
During Mental Health Week from 10-17 October, our team in Wimmera will host an art exhibition showcasing work created by Uniting mental health consumers.
The theme this year is ‘Set Yourself Free.’
If you are experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.