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Events and Promotions: Mental Health Month 2023

Mental Health Month 2023 - We All Have a Role to Play

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. It also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.
(WayAhead, Mental Health Association NSW)


This Library Subject Guide contains links to third party sites which some users may find concerning. TAFE NSW is not responsible for the condition or the content of those sites as they are not under its control. If any third party content on this guide causes you concern or emotional distress please contact one of the free services below:

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Suggested Books and eBooks

TAFE NSW Library Services Subject Guides

TAFE NSW Support and Contact Numbers

Campus emergency 

Campus Security is your first point of contact for any incident or emergency on campus. You can also phone Triple Zero 000 for PoliceFireAmbulance for life threatening emergencies.

TAFE NSW student support 

Phone: 131 601 

TAFE NSW staff support

TAFE NSW Counselling and Career Development Service

TAFE NSW offers free counselling about education and careers to current and future students. TAFE counsellors can help you to:

  • clarify your career goals
  • find a course that meets your needs
  • identify obstacles you may be facing – and help you to deal with them
  • develop skills to manage your career into the future.

If you can't find contact details for a service near you, please try either our online contact form or phone us on 131 601.

Our counsellors can help with both wellbeing and career advice, such as:

  • anxiety, stress and depression
  • referral to disability support
  • referral to Aboriginal education options and assistance
  • support options for students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • domestic violence and other forms of abuse
  • alcohol and other drug use
  • planning goals and achieving outcomes
  • study skills
  • goal setting
  • harassment and complaints
  • referral to other services (e.g. employment, legal, medical, accommodation and financial services such as scholarships or Centrelink)
  • and much more.

For urgent assistance, phone Triple Zero 000 for Ambulance or Police.

Mental Health Crisis Support

If you are in need of assistance, you can phone one of these mental health support services. Some operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If life is in danger, phone 000
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Headspace 1800 650 890
Lifeline 24/7 13 11 14
Mental Health Line 24/7 1800 011 511
1800RESPECT 24/7 1800 737 732

Suicide Call Back Service 24/7


1300 659 467

13 92 76

World Mental Health Day

10 October is World Mental Health Day. It is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). The theme for 2023 is Mental health is a universal human right.

Follow Mental Health Australia, #LookAfterYourMentalHealthAustralia and #WMHD2023, this World Mental Health Day.