World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, WMHD is an annual program held on 10 October to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.
The 2017 WMHD campaign which will culminate on 10 October 2017 is currently in planning, with full details and a new theme to be released soon.
Once again, the campaign focusses on a simple, personal mental health promise that can be made by anyone, regardless of their own mental health.
You don’t have to have a mental illness to take part, you just need to have an interest in helping to break the stigma around mental illness, to make way for more people to seek help.
Mental Health Australia is delighted to be leading the WMHD campaign in Australia. As the peak not-for-profit organisation representing the mental health sector in Australia, Mental Health Australia has a focus on ensuring the whole community recognises the part we all play in creating a mentally healthy society.
For more information on our work, please visit the Mental Health Australia website.