2019 Mental Health Week Events

2019 Mental Health Week Rural Grants Now Open
August 7, 2019
Mental Health Week Posters now Available
August 15, 2019

We’re excited to announce the program for Mental Health Week 2019.

LUNCH IN THE SQUARE

Tuesday 8 October 

11am-2pm 

Tarndanyangga/Victoria Square, Adelaide

To launch Mental Health Week we will be hosting lunch in Victoria Square with activities, arts and crafts, games, music, Juan’s Paella and FREE SUNNY’S PIZZA. Everyone is invited to take a mental health break over lunch and celebrate the start of Mental Health Week. Bring your picnic rugs!

MHCSA LIVED EXPERIENCE AWARDS

Tuesday 8 October 

Tarndanyangga/Victoria Square, Adelaide

The MHCSA Lived Experience Awards honours the incredible work undertaken in the mental health sector. These awards recognise the contribution of those with lived experience of mental illness to the community mental health sector within the MHCSA membership. Winners are announced at Lunch In The Square. 

CARNIVAL IN THE NORTH

Wednesday 9 October 

10am-1pm

John McVeity Centre

Carnival in the North is a free event held annually in October as part of Mental Health Week. This event showcases the skills and talents of people living with a mental illness while providing information and activities to raise community awareness of issues related to mental illness. Carnival in the North brings together community members and service providers across the Northern area in a day of fun and friendship, celebrating good mental health . This year the theme is “‘Planting the Seeds for Good Mental Health”.  

FROM THE GROUND UP

Thursday 10 October

7.30am-10am

Civil Contractors Federation, 1 South Road,

Thebarton

Register via safework.sa.gov.au

Join us for our annual free breakfast forum for those who work in the construction industry or trades and are keen to know about the latest in mental health on worksites. Hear from our guest speakers and Mates in Construction about what services are available to you.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST OF MEDS

Thursday 10 October 

7pm-9pm

Rhino Room, Pirie Street

They say laughter is the best medicine, and this Mental Health Week we’re once again testing the tummy muscles with plenty of laughs! Join us at the Rhino Room for some Thursday night comedy with Adelaide’s leading and emerging comedians. What better way to celebrate World Mental Health Day! Check out the line-up and grab your tickets here

FESTIVAL OF NOW 

Friday 11 October 

10.30am-3pm

Wauwi/Light Square, Adelaide 

In its seventh year the Festival of Now brings the mental health community together to showcase creativity used in the healing journey and break down misconceptions of mental illness. Attractions at the festival include free food, live music and performance, interactive wellbeing activities, arts and crafts, animals, face painting and more. Head on out to Light Square for this free event.

MINDSHARE CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

Winners announced 11 October at the Festival of Now

Via mindshare.org.au

mindshare delivers a creative writing competition every year, with winners announced at our annual Festival of Now. Entries are open to South Australians with a lived experience of mental illness. Categories cover both experienced and emerging writers and poets. Head to mindshare.org.au to enter.  

MINDSHARE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS 

Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10

3.30pm-5pm

South West Community Centre

In 2019, mindshare is partnering with Draw Your (S)words poetry and City of Adelaide to host two creative writing workshops! Poetry can be a powerful form of self-expression and is a great way to support your wellbeing this Mental Health Week. Learn new techniques and writing skills, explore your creativity and expand your creative community. All writing levels welcome. Light refreshments provided. Click here for more info and to register.

MINDSHARE EXHIBITION 

Month of October

Adelaide City Library

Don’t miss your chance to check out the incredible artwork from South Australian artists living with mental illness. As part of their ongoing relationship with the MHCSA, Adelaide City Library will host artwork from NEAMI Arts and Living Arts throughout the month of October. Be sure to head to the City Library for a look.

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