Mental Health Week

Queensland Mental Health Week takes place from 9 to 17 October and is an annual awareness week that aims to shine a spotlight on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.  

To promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing, we encourage you to attend different activities on offer in our community in the lead up and during the week.

Take Time – for mental health

The theme for Queensland Mental Health Week in 2021 is again, Take time — for mental health.

The theme recognises the importance of taking time to engage in activities that boost our mental health and encourages help-seeking behaviours, when needed.

Research shows there are six simple actions we can take to improve our moods, build resilience, and boost wellbeing. These simple actions are from the Queensland Government’s Dear Mind initiative and are based on the internationally recognised Wheel of Wellbeing*. Regularly practicing these actions is beneficial for everyone.

You will find the six steps outlined in the table below along with local activities and supports available to help you action these steps.

Steps to boost your mental health

Local activities and support available

  1. Get healthy— being active and eating well is good for your mind as well as your body

Our Live Well Logan program offers over 100 free and low-cost activities that aim to keep you both physically and mentally healthy.

  1. Keep learning — learning new things can make you more confident as well as being fun

Our FREE Community Training Program offers residents, community groups and organisations free training and development opportunities to: 

  • inspire new ideas
  • develop skills and knowledge
  • connect and learn with others.
  1. Show kindness — practising small acts of kindness, volunteering time, or simply helping a friend in need can help you feel more satisfied with life
  1. Connect — spending time with other people is important to everyone’s mental wellbeing

Community Centres

Many of our community centres offer many social, cultural, recreational and educational activities and services for people of all ages.

Find out about what is on offer by visiting the Logan Community Diary or the individual Community Centres.

 

Libraries

A world of imagination, learning and discovery awaits at Logan Libraries. Check out what’s coming up at Logan Libraries.

 

Connecting Logan E-newsletter

If you would like to keep up to date and stay connected with what is happening in your local community, you can subscribe to our Connecting Logan eNewsletter. To subscribe, please visit the Confirm Subscription website.

 

Logan Community Diary

The Logan Community Diary provides information for community organisations who provide events in the Logan area.

  1. Take notice — paying more attention to the present and the world around you helps relieve stress and enjoy the moment

Wonderful Me! resource

Download your free copy of the Wonderful Me booklet. This is a journal perfect for people aged 9 to 12 years that helps them take notice of what makes them unique.

 

Things to do

There is so much to do and see in Logan. Here are some ideas:

  1. Embrace nature — connecting with the outdoors and taking care of the planet is the best recipe for world wellbeing.

Environment activities and events

Find a range of upcoming events in our Environmental events calendar.

 

Backyard Explorers

We have created an activity sheet to help you and your family discover the wonders of nature, right in your own backyard!

For a free copy, please download our Backyard Explorer Activity (PDF 5.1 MB)

 

Community Gardens

We have amazing community gardens in Logan where you can embrace nature and connect with others.

You can find out details by visiting our Community gardens webpage.

Sourced from Theme - Queensland Mental Health Week

Mental health supports and services

There are times in our lives when we can’t cope as well as normal and might need a little extra support. If this happens, there is plenty of help available in our community. See our mental health supports page for more information.