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Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

Mental Health Week 8 - 14 October 2017

Queensland Mental Health Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of mental health and wellbeing, to reduce associate stigma and celebrate the service of mental health workers.

Council is working together with local Community Organisations to highlight and shine a spotlight on mental health in our region. 

Moving to Wellness Day - Sunday 8 October 2017

To launch Mental Health Week 2017, come and join the 4.8 km Walk/Run for Wellness[380KB] to help raise awareness for mental health and promote wellbeing.

Time: 8 am (for a 9 am start)

Start/Finish:  Maroochydore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree.

Following the walk join in a range of activities that showcase how you can improve you mental health and wellbeing. Enjoy activities such as Tai Chi, yoga, group fitness and drumming.


  • Children under 12 are free
  • Online bookings: Adults $20, pensioners and students $10. Family (2 adults, 2 children) $40
  • On the day: Adults $25, pensioners and students $15. Family (2 adults and 2 children) $45

* All proceeds go towards funding activities for Mental Health Week.

Register now

  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your pet
  • Remember your hat

For the full range of activities in Mental Health Week 8 to 14 October 2017 head to the Fusion Sunshine Coast website.

Resources and research

Beyond Blue to Green: the benefits of contact with nature for mental health and wellbeing - a report that reviews Australian and international research, and shows there is a significant relationship between people’s mental health and their local environment.

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. 

The Queensland Government provides information on topics relating to mental health and wellbeing.