October 2020

Mental Health Month is a great opportunity to encourage awareness of mental health, and social and emotional wellbeing in our community.

Celebrated each year in October, Mental Health Month aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and empower people to seek help, for themselves or others. This can give people from our community the awareness and the courage to consider their mental health and wellbeing as something that they can work on.

The theme for Mental Health Month 2020 is ‘Tune In’.

  • Tuning In means being present, being aware of what’s happening within you, and in the world around you.  
  • Tune In to your senses – what can you sense right now? What can you feel?
  • Tune In to your communities – what’s happening that you can be part of, or that you can help others be part of?
  • Tune In to stigma – how do attitudes and understandings of mental health and wellbeing impact people’s ability to live the lives they want?

The Northern Beaches Mental Health interagency working group has filmed the activities to enjoy online:

See below for other Mental Health Month activities happening across the Northern Beaches.


Thu 1 Oct
Sat 31 Oct

28 For Twenty Eight

Bringing meditation to people in a way that’s inclusive, safe and welcoming – plus, raise money for Lifeline along the way.
Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health Month
Thu 1 Oct
Sat 31 Oct

Webinar Recording: Technology, Gaming & Online Safety

Watch the recording and hear from leading Adolescent Psychologist Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg and a panel of experts.
Online, Youth, Council Events, Mental Health Month
Thu 1 Oct
Sat 31 Oct

Simon Hamilton, Dragonfly (image detail)

Pioneer Clubhouse Art Exhibition

View the online art exhibition from members of The Pioneer Clubhouse
Online, Art and Culture, Community Group, Mental Health Month
Sat 10 Oct
Sat 31 Oct

Tune In Online

We invite you to meet your local mental health service providers and participate in free online activities
Online, Health and Wellbeing, Markets and Festivals, Council Events, Mental Health Month
Fri 23 Oct
8.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Pioneer Clubhouse Open Day

Join our vision for hope, purpose and community. Come find out who we are...
Pioneer Clubhouse, Balgowlah
Community Group, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health Month
Tue 27 Oct
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Building economic resilience with Ross Greenwood and Lucy Brogden

Part of the NSW Small Business Month event program.
Online, Business Development, Health and Wellbeing, Special Events, Council Events, Mental Health Month
Fri 30 Oct
10.00 AM - 11.30 AM

Mental Health & the NDIS

To help celebrate Mental Health Month, Uniting Local Area Coordination will be hosting an information session about accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme with a...
Disability, Mental Health Month