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Each year we partner with local agencies and community members to offer free public events throughout San Mateo County. This year, we are offering both in-person and virtual events!

Mental Health Month Mini-grant events are bolded

Continue visiting this website for updates.

If you have any questions about hosting an event or adding your event to our calendar, please contact 2024 MHM Planning Co-Chair, Kristie Lui at

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Date/ Time Event Event Description  Location Contact

Sat, 4/20


Belmont & San Carlos Teen Wellness Retreat [Sold out] The City of Belmont and San Carlos are excited to host the Teen Wellness Retreat! This is a one-day event for teens to destress and refresh their mental health and well-being through various workshops and self-care activities. Register here San Carlos Youth Center (1001 Chestnut St., San Carlos)  

Wed, 5/1


Pathways Discussing mental health experiences across different social/cultural contexts, outline service pathways, and brainstorm solutions

The Nueva School

131 E 28th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403

Frieda Edgette


Wed, 5/1


Hawaiian Music with Faith Ako

Be whisked away to the islands, during a concert of Hawaiian classics & original compositions! Musician Faith Ako, who grew up in Hawaii and now lives in the Bay Area, will perform a mix of original songs and traditional Hawaiian music.

Menlo Park Library

800 Alma St, Menlo Park

John Weaver


Fri, 5/3


Lift Your Voices: An Open Mic Event Share photovoice stories, poems, songs, or any creative piece of written work to share journey of mental health, wellness, and person growth

San Mateo Library

55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402

Kassandra Chavez (she/her)

Sat, 5/4


Heart, Minds, Hands Be Sensitive Be Brave Training in English and in Spanish + service project for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Lunch will be provided.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

975 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066

Jean Perry (she/her)


Tues, 5/7


Author Cara Bean: Here I Am, I Am Me

Here I Am, I Am Me is a full-color graphic novel-style adventure through the brain that demystifies and destigmatizes emotional and mental health for readers ages 12 and up.

Virtual Via Zoom

Registration link

John Weaver


Thurs, 5/9


Mental Health Open Mic

Join us for Menlo Park’s 6th Annual Mental Health Open Mic Night! Join our guest emcees from SafeSpace, as we bring our voices together to increase awareness and inspire action to reduce stigma against those with mental health conditions.

Café Zoë

1929 Menalto Ave, Menlo Park

John Weaver




Healing Connections Open Mic We are hosting a wellness open mic event to celebrate healing community connections through the sharing of our collective creative expressions. 

Central Park, San Mateo

50 E. 5th Ave, San Mateo, 

CA 94401

Tia Bell



Meditative Banig Drawing Workshop

In honor of MHM and AAPI Heritage Month, enjoy a soothing drawing session as you practice recreating classic Filipino line patterns! Learn about banig, traditional Filipino handwoven mats w/ artist Kenneth Tan.

Menlo Park Library

800 Alma St, Menlo Park

John Weaver


Tues, 5/14


Mindfulness Meditation  Meditation led by John McMahon and followed by a discussion. Event will be Hybrid on Zoom.

VORSMC Recovery Connection Center

650 Main St. Redwood City 94063

John McMahon

Wed, 5/15


Supporting and Caring for Trans Youth A panel to discuss experiences of trans people navigating support from their parents and trans parents navigating supporting their trans kids. A panel mix of trans individuals and trans parents.

Virtual Via Zoom

Zoom Link

Gil Perez (he/him)


Wed, 5/15


Tap Into Wellness

Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) as a way to quickly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

Register here

Senior Coastsiders

925 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Casey McClung (she/her)



Sat, 5/18


Mental Health Matters 5K + Wellness Fair

Mental Health Matters is a large community event that brings together all walks of life for a day filled with fun, learning, and wellness. 

Ryder Park

1801 J Hart Clinton Dr, San Mateo


Mon, 5/20


May Mindfulness Day Mindfulness/coping skills/self-care arts and activities

allcove San Mateo

2600 S El Camino #300, San Mateo, CA 94403

Marc Rappaport



Tues, 5/21


Parent Collaboration – Mental Health in Our Community Spanish & English. Puente’s mental health staff will discuss self-care, learn about mental health, the services that are available in our community and we will discuss needs that are still present.

Pescadero Elementary

620 North St., Pescadero

(650) 879-0360

Thurs, 5/23


Finals Wellness Fair Wellness fair for pre-finals support for high school students. Self care station, Stress management skills, and study tips and advice. All students will receive a finals care goodie bag.

Half Moon Bay High School

1 Lewis Foster Dr, Half Moon Bay, CA 940190

Bella Evans (she/her)

Tues, 5/28


Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Alzheimer’s Association will share caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion and more.  

Menlo Park Library

800 Alma St, Menlo Park

John Weaver