Premier, Mental Health Minister and Braddon MP Jeremy Rockliff is encouraging Tasmanians to check in and talk to each other, families, friends, neighbours and work colleagues during mental health week this week, and encourage people to seek help when they need it.
Mr Rockliff says having conversations about mental health can reduce stigma and encourage communities to value mental health and well being as much as physical health.
The theme for this year’s Mental Health Week is Awareness, Belonging, Connection
A number of events are being held on the North-West Coast to mark mental health week, including the Minds Do Matter Art Exhibition at the Regional Art Network of Tasmania’s Devonport gallery, which will be on show until November 17th.
Other Coastal events will include the Wellways Annual Dog Walk and Lunch at Anzac Park in Burnie tomorrow, a LGBTIQ+ disability forum at the Point in Burnie on Friday and Tie Dye and Donuts in the Park, at Otto’s Grotto at Ulverstone on Saturday.