- Comedy night at His Majesty's Theatre to open 2015 Mental Health Week
- Opportunity to enjoy the lighter side of life, with laughter for wellbeing
Mental Health Minister Helen Morton will tonight open an all-ages comedy night at His Majesty's Theatre, starring well-known Australian stand-up comedian Joel Creasey, to launch Mental Health Week in Western Australia.
A sell-out audience of more than 1,000 people is expected to attend a night of laughs and light entertainment, while also increasing community awareness about mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Mental Health Week runs from October 2-10, with more than 50 events and activities which promote the Act-Belong-Commit message and are open to all members of the public.
"Everyone has the ability to adopt the Act-Belong-Commit approach to suit their lifestyle and to build and maintain better mental health," Mrs Morton said.
"Being active, having a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.
"Some ways to Act can include keeping mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active, taking a walk, reading a book and getting creative. To Belong can include joining a club, volunteering, connecting with friends and family and getting involved in your community. While ways to Commit can include taking up a cause, helping a neighbour, finding your passion or learning something new.
"I encourage people to get along to as many events as possible during Mental Health Week. There are many public and community-based services out there ready to provide support."
To view events, visit http://mhw.waamh.org.au/2015-events/
- Mental Health Week runs October 2-10, 2015
- For more events and information, visit http://mhw.waamh.org.au
- In WA, Mental Health Week is co-ordinated by the Mental Health Commission in partnership with the Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Minister's office - 6552 6900