Health and wellbeing calendar

Calendar of key health and wellbeing events.

Date Event
1 to 7 August

Homelessness Australia Week

An annual event to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness in Australia.

26 August

Wear it Purple Day

Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

4 September

World Sexual Health Day

Promotes sexual health, well-being and rights for all.

8 September

R U OK? Day

A national day when we remind ourselves that every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’ if someone you care about might be struggling with life.

12 to 18 September

This Girl Can Week

Encouraging more women to be active. 

26 to 30 September

Sexual and Reproductive Health Week

Sexual and reproductive health is not only about physical wellbeing. It also includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate, access to accurate information, testing, treatment, and timely support and services.

1 to 31 October

Community Safety Month

Stay tuned for what’s on in Stonnington for Community Safety Month in 2022.

To learn more, visit Community Safety.

1 October

International Older Persons' Day

An opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older Australians make to communities around the country. The 2022 theme is ‘The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women’.

10 October

World Mental Health Day

An opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. In 2022, the message from Mental Health Australia is simple: ‘Look after your mental health, Australia’ and make a mental health promise.

12 October

World Arthritis Day

A global day to help raise awareness across the world of the existence and impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, often referred to as RMDs. The debilitating effects of RMDs, of which more than 200 exist, are little known; their impact, however, is largely, and silently, felt.

16 to 22 October

National Carers Week

An initiative of Carers Australia, National Carers Week is an opportunity to recognise, celebrate, and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of Australia's 2.65 million carers and their caring roles.

16 to 22 October

National Nutrition Week

'Try for 5' is an annual awareness campaign by Nutrition Australia during National Nutrition Week to celebrate vegetables and the important role they can play in our health and wellbeing.

16 October

World Food Day

World Food Day is an opportunity to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all, leaving no one behind.

16 to 22 October

Anti-Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week supports Australians to have an increased understanding of poverty. The key message is, ‘Poverty exists. Poverty hurts us all. We can all do something about it.’ It is one of hope, not despair.

Learn more.

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Ending persistent poverty, respecting all people and our planet.

17 to 23 October

Gambling Harm Awareness Week

During Gambling Harm Awareness Week, we encourage people to talk about the harms associated with gambling and the effects they can have on communities, families, friends, workplaces and individuals.

19 October

National Ride 2 Work Day

Ride2Work encourages Australians to commute by bike and helps workplaces make it easier for workers to ride.