World Mental Health Day 2020

09 October 2020

Every year, the World comes together on 10 October for World Mental Health Day to promote positive mental health, raise awareness of mental health difficulties and to tackle stigma.

In Scotland around one in three people are estimated to be affected by mental health difficulties in any year.

This year, World Mental Health Day comes at a time when all of our lives have changed dramatically. The coronavirus pandemic has had a real impact on the mental health and wellbeing for many of us, and greater investment in mental health has never been so important.

This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘mental health for all’. That’s why we’re calling for positive mental health to be a reality for everyone, everywhere.

Looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health. The 5 ways to wellbeing are simple things you can do to look after your mental health each day.

For World Mental Health Day, get involved with our I thrive by campaign and share with us what makes you thrive.