World Mental Health Day

Mental health is about what is going well. It is an individual’s state of well-being and their capacity to thus realise their potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and contribute to community. World Mental Health Day...

World Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week in Australia is in early October, beginning with World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. Observed across Australia, each state and territory adopts its own theme and holds their own event. This year will have a clear focus on safeguarding the...

International Day of Older Persons

Between 1950 and 2010, life expectancy rose, on average, from 46 to 68 years. In 2019, there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in 2019 with Eastern and South-Eastern Asia showing the largest number of older persons (261 million), followed by Europe and Northern...

International Day of Democracy

The word democracy has its origins from the Greek words demos meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and kratos meaning power or rule; and means rule by the people. For representative democracy forms of government, the people make decisions about...