“GO PURPLE” is the international colour for epilepsy and we are encouraging all Queenslanders to wear purple on Monday 26 March 2018. Purple Day is celebrated throughout the world to dispel the myths surrounding epilepsy by raising awareness in a positive way.

Disability Action Week will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 September 2017. The theme this year is ‘Everybody has a role to play’, encouraging everyday Queenslanders to make small changes, be more inclusive and create a more welcoming state for people with disabilities.

Poor mental health in the workplace is currently costing Australian businesses $11 billion a year as revealed by researchers at the University of Tasmania. With approximately 45% of Australians experiencing some sort of mental health issue in their lifetime, it is likely that at some point, every worker will be affected by mental illness, either directly or indirectly.

Queensland Mental Health Week, 9-15 October, is a good opportunity to think about the impact volunteering can have on your well-being.

Sunday 8 October 2017 is the start of Queensland Mental Health Week.  The purpose of the week is to promote and raise awareness of mental health issues, wellbeing and an understating of what it means to people living with mental illness.

The week of 6–12 May 2018 is nationally recognised as ‘Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week’.  The aim of the week is to increase awareness and raise the profile on what Tourette Syndrome is, and to ask for greater understanding and acceptance in the community to undo the social stigma created by misinformation.

'Take a Minute, Change a Life'is the theme of the 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2017. The focus of World Suicide Prevention Day is to take a minute to change lives with as many suicide prevention awareness raising events as possible around Australia.