Date posted: 07/09/2023

Advocate Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness is a global event celebrated in Australia and New Zealand that aims to improve community awareness and promote better mental health and wellbeing for all.

In brief

  • In Australia, National Mental Health Month is celebrated 1-31 October each year
  • In New Zealand, Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place on 18 September – 24 September 2023
  • Take the time  to connect with yourself, your fellow CAs, and your communities to support each other’s wellbeing

In a recent CA ANZ survey*, mental health has decreased with the root cause being a poor work/life balance (42%), insufficient self care (38%) and low interactions (27%). 40% of members who are struggling with their mental health have not accessed help over the past 2 years, however over 95% have stated they would benefit from wellbeing support.*

Difficult times can be experienced by everyone and it is important to know that there is help available for your Mental health or wellbeing.

World Mental Health Day is held on 10 October each year and is accompanied by further awareness opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.

In New Zealand, the Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme is “Five Ways, Five Days”.

The Australian National Mental Health Month runs throughout October and is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia. This year’s theme is “We all have a role to play”

CA ANZ marks Mental Health Awareness each year with various events across Australia and New Zealand and encourages members to get involved by taking the time to connect and reconnect with themselves, fellow CAs and their communities. Feeling connected to the people and place that are important to us can transform our mental health.

Whilst CA ANZ celebrate Mental Health Awareness at the same time each year, please visit our CA Wellbeing page at anytime or reach out to our Member Support Team should you or someone you care about might need support.

*CA ANZ Member Wellbeing Survey, March 2022

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