World Mental Health Day 2023

10 October is #WorldMentalHealthDay.

This year’s theme, which is set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘‘mental health is a universal human right’.

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to show everyone that mental health matters.

It’s important that we let people know that it’s okay to ask for help, no matter what you’re going through.

Mental health is a complex issue. Often, a person’s wellbeing is determined by a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Getting help with mental health can involve developing new coping mechanisms and finding the right therapy.

Organisations have a duty to care for the welfare and wellbeing of adults and to safeguard them from abuse.  For Safeguarding Adults Week this year we are focusing on how you can prioritise the welfare and wellbeing of yourself and others. We have some great online events that will explore wellbeing toolkits and  developing safer cultures.

Ann Craft Trust Mental Health Resources

Additional Resources

Supporting World Mental Health Day

Mind has some new resources to help you support World Mental Health Day.

You can also access more support and information from The Mental Health Foundation

If you are worried that you or a colleague need urgent support, make an emergency GP appointment or call 999. In addition you can get in touch with Mind here. 

You can also call the Samaritans on 116 123 (UK and Republic of Ireland).