Be Medicinewise Week

Take charge!

Be Medicinewise Week 2016 graphic, promoting the Be Medicinewise Week campaign. Image is of a pill bottle spilled over with different medicines dancing around.

Be Medicinewise Week is an annual, national awareness week that promotes the safer and wiser use of medicines. This year, Be Medicinewise Week will be held 22–28 August 2016.

This year, we will be encouraging Australians to take charge of their health by being medicinewise, and raising awareness on the importance of having conversations about medicines. The campaign is encouraging people to:

Get involved

Take part of Be Medicinewise Week 2016 and help encourage medicinewise behaviour.

Download our toolkit

Download the Be Medicinewise Week toolkit to find out more about the week and access useful materials and resources.

Download our campaign posters and share these with your networks

Order our posters online

Our posters are available to order online. You will find them under decision tools > order tools and resources > Tools

Host your own workplace wellness event

Take a break from the regular grind at work and host your own Be Medicinewise Week event during 22–28 August. Ideas include:

  • Collect unwanted medicines and return to your local pharmacy
  • Choose a day to wear purple, our hero colour
  • Plan a morning tea to inspire medicinewise conversation
  • Start a conversation on social media (hashtag #BeMedicinewise and tag @NPSMedicineWise on Twitter and Facebook)
  • Get creative! Choose an activity that your coworkers can perform together that helps build knowledge and understanding of the importance of building a medicinewise Australia.

Please keep checking back for more information or email to find out more.

Previous Be Medicinewise Weeks