Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. 

Mental health is a positive concept related to the social and emotional wellbeing of individuals and communities. Having good mental health, or being mentally healthy, is more than just the absence of illness, rather it’s a state of overall wellbeing.

If you’re hosting an event for Mental Health Month, you can submit the details to our calendar. Under the section Category, make sure you tick the box ‘Mental Health Month’.

Mental health services

If you are feeling anxiety, fear, distress or concern there are many local services that can support you.


Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention initiatives on the Northern Beaches