In 2012, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th October. World Mental Health Day is marked every year on the same date: 10th of October.
Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health through a week of interactive events across the state including an official launch, community festivals, art exhibitions, music, theatre and seminars.
From its beginnings in 1985, the week has grown to encompass hundreds of events and a multitude of individuals, community groups and service providers throughout the state. The co-ordinator of Mental Health Week in Victoria, is the Mental Health Foundation of Australia. You can visit their website for mental health events
Welfare services are short term in nature. Members with long term clinical or complex needs will be linked to appropriate services where relevant, such internal services (WorkCover or Volunteer Compensation) and external community based agencies.
Any member or family members can access the free support at any time.
Peer support can be accessed through the Rostered Duty Officer, Office in Charge, Line Manager, the Peer Coordinator or via the CFA Welfare line (ph 1800 628 616)
Chaplains can be contacted directly or by contacting Converge International on 1800 337 068
Psychologists/Counsellors can be contacted directly by contacting PPC Worldwide on 1300 361 008