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October is Mental Health Awareness Month

October is National Mental Health Month, an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health.

The National Mental Health Month 2022 Awareness Campaign theme is: ‘Building Resilience: Communities and Connections’. It is an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all.

Mental Health Week from 9-17 October is a national awareness event, held during Mental Health Awareness Month, to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community, to increase community awareness and education about mental health issues and to encourage participation in life-enhancing lifestyles.

World Mental Health Day is on 10 October 2022 with the theme of Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority.

 Gippsland PHN’s Primary Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Stepped Care Program provides access to primary mental health and suicide prevention programs within a stepped care model to improve the overall health and wellbeing of people in Gippsland.

Gippsland PHN has the flexibility to commission evidenced-based treatment services to meet local needs, catchment priorities and service gaps.

For Gippsland information and resources, go to the Gippsland PHN website at and

See the new priority issues papers on Mental Health and Wellbeing here

See the Gippsland PHN Health Needs Assessment here


For further help:

Head to Health Hubs:

Baw Baw – 197-199 Sutton Street, Warragul

Wellington – 12 Inglis Street, Sale. Free call 1800 595 212


If you or someone you know needs help contact:

Lifeline – 13 11 14

beyondblue Support Service – 1300 224 365

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

MensLine – 1300 789 987

Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800

Qlife – 1800 184 527

Yarning SafeNStrong – 1800 959 563

To access professional mental health support in Gippsland, speak to your local doctor.

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