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
- Check in on someone you may be concerned about and ask how they’re doing
- Spread the word on social media using #WorldMentalHealthDay
- Connect with others who are working to promote the 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