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World Mental Health Day 2016

World Mental Health day is held each year on the 10th October. The event is organised by the World Federation of Mental Health and the theme this year is 'Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All'.

Celebrating World Mental Health day

One in four people are affected by a mental illness each year. Whilst these can have devastating impacts on people’s lives, they are also treatable, just like physical conditions. And one day, we hope through research they will also become preventable.

World Mental Health day provides an opportunity to talk about mental health, the challenges we still face, and how these can be overcome. 

How to get involved in World Mental Health day

The facts on mental health

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year
  • 3 children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder
  • Those with severe mental illness die between 10 and 20 years earlier than the average person

Last updated: 8 August 2016

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