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2017 Mental Health Week

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Mental Health Week, a week which promotes positive mental health in the community and breaks down the stigmas of the past.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Week is: ‘Connect with nature, community and self for mental wellbeing’.

Also, for the first time there is an Aboriginal theme recognising the importance of country: ‘Connect with country, community and you for strong social and emotional wellbeing’.

As part of the celebrations, our Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) Scarborough team hosted a stall at a community event at The Square – Mirrabooka, while our Merriwa Service Centre held a beachside barbecue at the Iluka foreshore.

At UnitingCare West we provide a range of holistic mental health services, with the goal of supporting people in the community with their recovery journey.

To help us do this, we use the Recovery Star, which allows us to track progress along everyone’s unique journey of change. The Recovery Star, developed by the Mental Health Providers Forum, is an outcomes measure which enables people using services to measure their own recovery progress, with the help of mental health workers or others.

Mental Health Week in WA is organised by the WA Association for Mental Health and the Mental Health Commission.

To find out more about UnitingCare West’s mental health services, click here


Mental Health Recovery Star 2017