World Mental Health Day
Mental health care for all – let’s make it a reality
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted.
Yet there is cause for optimism. During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments from around the world recognised the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels. And some countries have found new ways of providing mental health care to their populations.
– World Health Organisation
Ideas for Workplaces:
To recognise this event…
During this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign, the World Health Organisation will showcase positive stories from around the world and encourage you to highlight your efforts, as an inspiration to others.
The WHO will also provide new materials, in easy-to-read formats, of how to take care of your own mental health and provide support to others too. Check out the website here.