World Mental Health Day
Want to understand your own mental health and wellbeing but been putting it off? Use Mental Health Awareness Day 2023 as the opportunity to kickstart your journey.
What is mental health awareness day
World Mental Health Day, or Mental Health Awareness Day, is an opportunity for individuals, charities, or any other stakeholders in mental health support to talk about their experiences, as well as what options are available.
It’s a great opportunity to investigate what is out there, including exploring mental health charities and how to access help and support, mental health first aid classes, and generally how to improve your mental health while raising awareness for good causes.
When is mental health awareness day 2023
Mental Health Awareness Day is celebrated on the 10th of October every year, falling on a Tuesday in 2023.
What is the theme of mental health awareness day 2023
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Day 2023 is ‘Mental health is a universal human right.’ The aim of this theme is to show that barriers to mental health support still exist within our communities, but that we can look to the future to bring these barriers down so everyone can access the support they need.
What other awareness days should I keep in mind
Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 takes place from the 15th to the 21st of May and is another great opportunity to talk openly about mental health, and to spread awareness of what’s available to those who need support.
World Suicide Prevention Day is another vital awareness day and falls on the 10th of September each year.
How to access mental health support
Open Door provides free, immediate support without waiting lists. This includes Bazaar, an eight-week peer-mentoring programme that combines elements of CBT, mindfulness, and more, giving you the tools to control and combat negative thought patterns.
Other support includes Colours, Open Door’s stress management programme, and Mysa, an eating disorder support group.
Accessing Open Door’s support does not require a diagnosis. Programmes are evidence based and have been proven to reduce levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. If you’re looking for support, click “Get Support” in the top right of this page.
If you’d like to help us continue to provide free, immediate support without waiting lists, you can donate here, or find fundraising opportunities through Realbuzz. You can also sign up to become a mentor from just one hour a week here, no prior experience necessary.