Mental Health Week program

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Mental Health Week 2021 - West Coast

Date published

01 Oct 2021

With the support of the West Coast Council there will be four days of free, fun and informative activities designed to boost health and welbeing. Come along and meet the teams who are working hard to look after people in rural and remote communities.


Oct 11 - Official launch of Mental Health Week on the West Coast: Strahan Primary School 3-5pm: Afternoon tea courtesy CWA, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) mental health bus and mobile dental van open for inspection.

Oct 12 –
RFDS mental health bus and mobile dental truck at Strahan Primary School 9am-11.30am: RFDS Rhythm2Recovery drumming, smoothie bike and healthy morning tea.

Oct 12 –
Mentors in Violence Prevention at Tullah Lakeside Chalet, 10am-2.30pm, hosted by the Women’s Legal Service and Engender Equality

Oct 12 –
RFDS mental health bus at Zeehan Primary School 12.30pm-3pm: RFDS Rhythm2Recovery drumming, smoothie bike and healthy afternoon tea

Oct12 –
Trivia night at Zeehan RSL from 5.30pm, $5 entry, hosted by West Coast Suicide Prevention Network: Lions Club BBQ, RFDS mental health bus, smoothie bike

Oct 13 –
Brain Bazarre at Queenstown Community Services Hub 10.30am-4.30pm: Heaps of fun activities, games, arts and crafts, music and food. UTAS Children's University Health Literacy activities, pottery, Queenstown Choir, Fortune Telling with Mission Australia, sensory activities with Anglicare, RFDS smoothie bike and mental health bus on site, food provided by Queenstown Child and Family Centre, Tas Fire Service snakes and ladders games.

Oct 14 –
 10.30am-4.30am Response suicide intervention training at Rosebery Neighbourhood House. "What do I say, What do I do?" Hosted by STANDBY Response and Rosebery Neighbourhood House. Children's activities with UTAS. RFDS Health Hub bus, smoothie bike, lunch in the park.

For more information please contact Cecilia Mwangi at RFDS Tasmania on (03) 6779 1483 or 0429 617 844.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis please call 1800 332 388.