World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th
All around the world, people have been dealing with increased levels of uncertainty, fear, anxiety and stress.
As such, the World Health Organisation anticipates a global surge in demand for mental health support. In fact, it is estimated that around 10 million people in the UK alone will need new or additional support for mental health issues as a direct consequence of the pandemic.
However, the current shortage of trained professionals means that without greater investment, many of these people will lack access to quality mental health care.
That is why this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health for All’
There are many ways in which you can help raise awareness and contribute towards improving access to good mental health care.
You can also show your support for the campaign towards greater investment in mental health by joining celebrities and world leaders in the WHO’s free online event, The Big Event for Mental Health.