World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising 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.
WMHD has three objectives:
- Encourage help-seeking behaviour.
- Reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
- Foster connectivity throughout communities.
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day covers “Dignity in mental health: psychological and mental health first aid for all”.