The City of Rockingham in collaboration with headspace Rockingham, South Coastal Health Services and RUAH Community Services is proud to support Mental Health Week 2018 (7–14 October).

Mental Health Week is celebrated across Australia, with each state adopting their own theme and holding their own events each year. Mental Health Week aims to increase mental wellbeing in WA communities by:

  • encouraging each of us to support and look out for one another
  • promoting mental health discussion – learning the ‘language’ of expressing feelings, good and bad
  • continuing to raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigma of seeking help.

To celebrate Mental Health Week there will be a number of workshops and events held across the City to raise awareness and educate community members on positive mental wellbeing and how they can seek support.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the theme of WA Mental Health Week was focussed on community and the various settings we go to every day where we can support the wellbeing of others.

“Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Fostering positive mental health is a vital element in creating happy and healthy communities, so the City is delighted to be hosting a number of events and workshops that encourage residents to look after their mental health.”

What’s on

The following events will be taking place across the City for Mental Health Week 2018.

  • Tuesday 9 October (5.30pm–7.30pm at Rockingham Central Library) – “Building Resilience in your Kids” – for community members
  • Wednesday 10 October (4pm–5.30pm at Rockingham Central Library) – “Wicked Wednesday” – for 12–18 year olds
  • Thursday 11 October (2pm–5pm at headspace Rockingham) – “headspace Rockingham Open Day” – for youth
  • Thursday 11 October (9am–4pm at Quest Apartments) – “Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Mental Health” – for community members
  • Friday 12 October (9am–12pm at South Coastal Health) – “Anxiety Workshop” – for community members
  • Friday 12 October (9am–11am at the Autumn Centre) – “Loss and Grief Workshop” – for senior community members.

For more information on any of the events view the event flyer.

To make a booking please contact the City on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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