World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.
Mental health in an unequal world
The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is 'Mental health in an unequal world'.
From the beginning of the pandemic, we've been tracking its impact on people's mental health. Our research has shown that some of the people struggling the most are those who were already facing considerable challenges – people with long term health conditions, or facing discrimination, or parenting on their own. That is why we are launching a £2 million Covid Response Programme to work with partners to help some of the people who have been hardest hit.
World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
World Mental Health Day 2021 Podcast
On this special podcast to mark World Mental Health Day, we speak to Freya in Edinburgh and Tyra in London about their lived experiences and thoughts on the theme 'Mental Health in an Unequal World.' The Foundation's Associate Director from the Scotland team, Julie Cameron, also talks about the wider picture of inequality, and how we can all contribute to a fairer society.
World Mental Health Day posters and social media graphics
Download our World Mental Health Day posters and social media graphics.
Pin it For Mental Health
Join the movement. Get your green ribbon. #PinItForMentalHealth for World Mental Health Day 10 October 2021.
What is mental health?
What are mental health problems?
Mental health problems range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions.
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