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Mental Health Week & Community Kindness

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is an annual celebration that will be held from 9 - 16 October 2021. 

The theme for Mental Health Week 2021 in Western Australia is 'Mental health starts with our children'.

The City of Fremantle is encouraging the community to celebrate mental health throughout the entire month of October with the Act Belong Commit Mental Health Month Calendar of Activities and the Community Kindness Initiative.

Mental Health Month Calendar of Activities

To help the community get involved this mental health month, the City is partnering with Act-Belong-Commit to offer a range of free events, activities and workshop opportunities. 

Activity / Event Date Time Location Learn More

LEGO for BIG Kids
An invitation to play for adults. Mindful play improves wellbeing, inspires creativity and reduces stress.

Fridays 1, 8, 15 October 2021

12pm-1pm

Fremantle Library

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Buster's 35th Birthday
Buster is a free, multi-sensory, child-centred program that offers creative and fun opportunities for families to learn and play together.

Wednesday 6 October 2021 10am-2pm Fremantle Arts Centre

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Headspace Day 2021
An opportunity for young people to have fun, connect and experience what headspace have to offer.

Wednesday 6 October 2021 10am-3pm Headspace Fremantle

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Yoga & Mindfulness Classes
Combination of fun vinyasa flow, mindful awareness of breath, followed with meditation, teaching the connection of mind, body and breath.

Fridays 8, 15, 22 & 29 October 2021 6am-7am South Beach Reserve

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Fremantle Reclink Community Cup 
Annual charity football match event for the community to enjoy and participate.

Sunday 10 October 2021 11am Fremantle Oval

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Step Into Volunteering
A free, informal get together for anyone who is interested in volunteering in and around Fremantle and where to start.

Wednesday 13 October 2021 9.30am-11am Fremantle Library

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Fremantle Hospital Mental Health Week BBQ
Celebrating Mental Health Week with a BBQ for patients, consumers and carers. There will be activities for visitors, including information stands for local services and not-for-profit in the Fremantle area.

Thursday 14 October 2021 12pm -1.30pm Fremantle Hospital Mental Health

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Wellbeing Zone – Information Session for Parents and Carers
Learn strategies to build your teen’s resilience and create wellbeing habits for life.

Wednesday 27 October 2021 6pm-7.30pm The Meeting Place

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Mr Perfect – Men’s Health BBQ
Get out of the house, socialise and connect with some great people.

Sunday 31 October 2021 10.30am-12.30pm South Beach Reserve

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Community Kindness 

There is no doubt a healthy community, is a connected community. Your local club, group or school has the opportunity to get involved in Mental Health Month, and help contribute to a positive movement in our City. 

The Mental Health Month Community Kindness Initiative encourages everyone to spread kindness. We have designed a Community Kindness Card to distribute throughout the Fremantle community and we invite you to get involved in sharing the message. 

The card explains the benefits of random acts of kindness and some simple ideas of how to do it. Those who receive a card through an act of kindness are encouraged to do a random act of kindness for someone else, pass the card on, and share your kind story.

Being kind or helping someone can:

  • reduce your stress levels
  • boost your mood
  • brighten someone's day
  • increase your life satisfaction 
  • encourage other to do the same 
  • create a positive community atmosphere 

Acts of kindness may include:                   

  • leaving a thoughtful note for someone
  • putting someone's trolley back for them
  • buying someone a cup of tea or coffee
  • saying hello to your neighbour

The City is offering local groups, school, services and clubs the opportunity to collect some cards and share them in their community in fun ways during October. If your club or group would like to be involved and receive some Community Kindness Cards, please email the City with your request. 

Please share your stories and acts of kindness with the City by tagging us in your Facebook and Instagram stories.

Contact us

Community Development Officer - Health and Wellbeing
1300 MYFREO (1300 693 736) 
info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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