Mental Health Week

How is is your Mental Health?


South Australians are invited to celebrate Mental Health Week from 9 to 15 October by attending a range of events, performances, discussions and more.

Many of the activities are free and encourage communities to connect and spread the message that mental health is important for everyone. The free activities include:


Stall in the Mall

11 October, Rundle Mall

Say hello to those who are working and involved in the mental health sector. Grab some giveaways, soak up the music and add your message of gratitude to our interactive washing lines.


Mental Health Week Launch and Mental Health Excellence Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 11 October, 4-6pm, Adelaide Oval


Come along to the official launch of Mental Health Week and celebrate the winners and finalists of the 2016 Mental Health Excellence Awards. The Awards will be presented by the Hon Leesa Vlahos MP, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Chris Burns, SA Mental Health Commissioner, Geoff Harris, Executive Director, Mental Health Coalition SA and Dr Aaron Groves, Chief Psychiatrist. The MC will be Mental Health Week ambassador, Ali Clarke, with live music by Forté.

Mindspeak – community talks on Mental Fitness

10 to 13 October, various times and locations at

Being mentally fit can help you live your best life. Did you know there are things you can do to build resilience, foster good thoughts and feelings and prevent burnout? Join us for these free library talks in and around Adelaide.

Festival of Now

Friday 14 October, 10.30am – 3.00pm, Light Square

The Festival of Now is back! A flagship event for Mental Health Week, the open air festival is a celebration of mental health and wellbeing. Featuring live local bands, storytelling, drumming, comedy, yoga, circus skills, face painting, animals, art, MOSH opshop, health checks, rainbow stall and NGO stalls, there is something for everyone.

For a complete list of activities, including regional events, go to the Mental Health Coalition SA website.  More information about mental health and support is available on the SA Health website