Mental Health Day

Mental Health Day is a global initiative that raises awareness about mental health and promotes positive wellbeing. This year, we are celebrating the day on 10 October. 

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, almost half of us will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime. With the ongoing challenges of this year, prioritising your mental health and wellbeing has never been more important.

In our recent consultation to renew the Boroondara Community Plan 2021–31, residents told us that mental health and social connection were priority areas for our community.

We continue to work closely with community organisations and service providers to make sure our community:

  • has greater knowledge about mental health
  • feels safe to talk openly about mental health
  • is supported when they ask for help.

Mental health support services

Contact triple zero (000) if your situation is an emergency.

We're committed to promoting important health information and services.

We have a list of support services on our website for:

  • mental health
  • addiction
  • housing
  • food
  • referral services
  • treatment services.

Mental health for your family

Across the year, families have been navigating the ups and downs of a new reality involving remote learning, working from home and lots of family time.

We have a list of information and resources on our website to help you look after yourself and your family’s wellbeing.

Ways to improve your mental wellbeing

We work with local community organisations to create opportunities for connection and to encourage positive mental health outcomes across Boroondara.

There are many ways to support your mental health. You can: