- To encourage help-seeking behaviour
- To reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and
- To foster connectivity throughout communities.
The 2014 WMHD campaign aims to achieve these goals by encouraging people to take personal ownership of their own mental health and wellbeing. To do this, the campaign focusses on a simple, personal mental health promise that can be made by anyone, regardless of their own mental health.
There are also various activities taking place across Australia on World Mental Health Day, 10th October. Some of these include:
Alice Springs: Stress Less Day in the Park, from 10am to 2pm - come to 7 Stuart Terrace for some gentle yoga, an art exhibition and barbecue lunch.
Melbourne: Free Spin Classes all day at SpinStar, 24 Clifton Street, Prahran.
Perth: Turn Blue for a Day at the Murray Street Mall, between 11am and 1pm. Come along and find out how you can 'Make a Move Towards Better Mental Health'.
Sydney: Mental Health Day Cruise leaves from Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay at 10am.