MIFA announces the dates of Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2022

Sunday 22 May to Saturday 28 May 2022

MIFA is proud to announce that Schizophrenia Awareness Week will be held from Sunday 22 May to Saturday 28 May in 2022. World Schizophrenia Awareness Day will be held on Monday 23 May 2022

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Mental Health Week 2021 - What's Your North?

Mental Health Week was held from 9 to 16 October 2021 with World Mental Health Day celebrated on Sunday 9 October 2020. 

MIFA’s theme for Mental Health Week 2021 was “Finding Your North”. We chose this theme to align with the launch of Finding North Network. Our intention was to celebrate the voice of lived experience and the power of personal stories and connection.

With each World Mental Health Day campaign, we aim to raise awareness of mental health in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, to help people feel hopeful, empowered, and ready to take action to create lasting change. This year, with our focus on promoting Finding North Network, we also offered an opportunity for people to connect into lived experience leadership through the new online platform.

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MIFA is proud to support Out From the Mist in 2021

Out From the Mist is an international photography and short movie competition. Now in its third year, it provides a platform for professional and amateur photographers with mental health experiences to have their voices heard through an emotive, powerful and creative display. The competition is showcased online and at a live exhibition during World Mental Health Week in October.


Harnessing the power of storytelling, the exhibition showcases the strengths and the challenges, the joyous moments and the sad, of those who directly and indirectly confront the challenges of mental illness. In 2021, 404 thought-provoking, expressive and courageous entries from over 20 different countries provided a powerful and insightful glimpse into the complexities and challenges of mental health, and the hope of recovery. Click here to view a video from the 2021 Awards Night.

In 2021, an exhibition of short-listed photographs and short movies were showcased at the awards night held at Superordinary.


For more information about Out From the Mist visit www.outfromthemist.com or view the Online Gallery of 2021 entries. Don't forget to join the conversation on social media – like Out From the Mist on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.


Out From the Mist is run in partnership with and is proudly supported by Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (MIFA).



Shared Decision Making

This Mental Health Week 2018, we are sharing this short video on Shared Decision Making, which aims to help people become more active participants in their healthcare journey. It is a great starting point for people who want more involvement in decisions about their treatment but are unsure of how to ask the right questions and get involved.

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