World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day – an awareness day to help raise awareness of mental health.

World Mental Health Day

This awareness day got started in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In Australia this day runs along with Mental Health Week. Last years theme, 2017, mental health in the workplace was for people with depression and anxiety disorders and the impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. This year, 2018, is about Young people and mental health in a changing world.

This day is held annually on October 10.


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Past Themes

Year Theme
2018 Young people and mental health in a changing world
2017 Mental health in the workplace
2016 Psychological First Aid
2015 Dignity in Mental Health
2014 Living with Schizophrenia
2013 Mental health and older adults
2012 Depression: A Global Crisis
2011 The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health
2010 Mental Health and Chronic Physical Illnesses
2009 Mental Health in Primary Care: Enhancing Treatment and Promoting Mental Health
2008 Making Mental Health a Global Priority: Scaling up Services through Citizen Advocacy and Action
2007 Mental Health in A Changing World: The Impact of Culture and Diversity
2006 Building Awareness – Reducing Risk: Mental Illness & Suicide
2005 Mental and Physical Health Across the Life Span
2004 The Relationship Between Physical & Mental Health: co-occurring disorders
2003 Emotional and Behavioural Disorders of Children & Adolescents
2002 The Effects of Trauma and Violence on Children & Adolescents
2000-01 Mental Health and Work
1999 Mental Health and Ageing
1998 Mental Health and Human Rights
1997 Children and Mental Health
1996 Women and Mental Health

I am not sure what the themes were for 1992-1995.

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