People throughout Australia will participate in the annual Mental Health Day of Prayer for recovery and understanding immediately following Mental Health Week. The event is usually held on the Sunday on or after 10 October, World Mental Health Day. In 2018 the Uniting Church will recognise the Day of Prayer on 14 October 2018.
At the 31st Synod in October 2014, the Uniting Church in Queensland formally encouraged all congregations to participate in the Mental Health Day of Prayer.
The Mental Health Day of Prayer liturgy for 2018 was developed by Rev Monique Coughlin. Additional resources are available below.
Myth vs Fact: Mental health quiz cards
Mental health continuum cards
Alternatively, these resources have been developed or shared to inspire congregations to include a mental health focus in their worship on that day.
The theme for Mental Health Week 2018 is value mental health.
Information and factsheets