What is World Mental Health Awareness Day?

World Mental Health Awareness Day: What’s it all about?


Monday 10th October is World Mental Health Awareness day 2016 where people all around the world will be raising awareness of the importance of good mental health.

Every year on 10th October, the World Health Organisation recognises WMHAD and this year the theme is psychological first aid. This could relate to the impact of global crisis events or the trauma caused to individuals by violence or abuse. Learning how to offer mental first aid can be just as important as physical first aid – it’s all about stepping in when someone needs help and knowing how to signpost them to support services.

Find out more:

Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health First Aid

Join the Bristol Anti Stigma Alliance and Bristol Mental Health this Saturday (8th) at Cabot Circus for an all-day open discussion about mental health in support of World Mental Health Awareness Day. 10am – 5pm.

Stay up to date with Bristol mental health events

Did you miss our latest newsletter? Not to worry! You can catch up here with all the latest events happening around Bristol this month, including the Freedom of Mind Festival, Healthy City Week and the Bristol Big Sisters Conference.