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Mental Health Calendar

A calendar of mental health and wellbeing events and days for acknowledgement.


Event Date


6 February

Safer Internet Day

20 February

World Day of Social Justice

21 February

Mental Health Nurses' Day

1 March

Zero Discrimination Day

8 March

International Women's Day

18 - 24 March

Harmony Week

18 - 24 March

Neurodiversity Week

20 March

International Day of Happiness

21 March

Close The Gap Day

30 March

World Bipolar Day

31 March

Trans Day of Visability

7 April

World Health Day

23 April

World Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day (WICAMHD)

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

12 May

International Nurses Day

17 May

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

20 - 26 May

National Volunteer Week

24 May

World Schizophrenia Awareness Day

26 May

National Sorry Day

27 May - 3 June

Reconciliation Week

June (TBC)

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

5 June

World Environment Day

10 - 16 June

Men's Health Week

12 June

First Responders Day

20 June

World Refugee Day

4 - 11 July


16 - 23 July (TBC)

Birth Trauma Awareness Week

30 July

International Day of Friendship

12 August

International Youth Day

16 August

National Day Against Bullying and Violence

30 August

Wear It Purple Day

4 - 8 September (TBC)

Women's Health Week

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day

12 September

R U OK? Day

1 - 31 October

Mental Health Month

1 - 7 October (TBC)

BPD Awareness Week

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence

10 October

World Mental Health Day/World Homeless Day

13 - 19 October

National Carer's Week

12 - 18 November

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week

19 November

International Men's Day

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 December

Human Rights Day

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.