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Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October. Kicking off with World Mental Health Day on October 10.

‘Mental health starts with our children’ is the theme 2021. But why children?

Early childhood is the ideal time to build a strong foundation for an individuals health, emotional and social wellbeing, connection, resilience and development. When children have what they need to develop well in the early years, they can thrive and be healthy and throughout their lives.

Across the week we will be learning from professionals in the industry. As well as hearing real-life, mental health stories from people in Perth. Keep the dial tuned to 98five so that you don’t miss our conversations, exclusive mental health tips from Richmond Wellbeing and more.

What Matters to Mental Health

Follow us on social media so you don’t miss our special Facebook Live conversation, What Matters to Mental Health. Adrian Munro will be our special live stream guest on Wednesday, the 13th of October from 10am unpacking various topics within the mental health arena.

All of the podcasts and interviews will live here on this page, so you can come back and listen to or read them again and again. We’re also sharing bite-size mental health tips across our social media, which means they’re so shareable! Each time someone hits that share button or forwards them onto a friend, they’re helping to start the conversation and break the stigma around mental health. You can also find information rich resources online resources for strategies, tips and advice on the Mental Health Week website here.

If you or someone you know needs help talk to Richmond Wellbeing, your GP or health professional. For a 24/7 crisis support service call Lifeline 13 11 14, if a life is in danger call 000.

Richmond Wellbeing


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