February

Time to Talk Day - 6 February 2020

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. This year, we're using the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.

Choose talk, change lives. Get involved with Time to Talk Day >

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week campaign hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of getting children support at the earliest possible opportunity, and to encourage parents to talk openly with children about their feelings and getting help.

March

Eating Disorders Awareness Week - 2 - 8 March 2020

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround eating disorders. 

Self Injury Awareness Day - 1 March 2020

Self Injury Awareness Day takes place every year on 1 March. It aims to raise awareness, understanding and empathy around self harm, and reduce the number of people struggling in silence.

University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day is the national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings. Since starting in 2012 it is now run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network).

World Bipolar Day

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of bipolar disorders and to improve sensitivity towards the illness. It is promoted by the International Bipolar Foundation and partners.

April

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - Healthy Workplaces for all Ages

Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, aims to help employers to address the challenges of an ageing workforce and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable work throughout employees’ working lives.

May

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week

A week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby. We are dedicated to signposting to support for all mums. We will focus on advocating for mums affected by Maternal Mental Health, to access the information and help they require to enable recovery.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to run a series of activities in your workplace.

This year’s theme and activities are still to be announced.

June

Volunteers' Week

An annual event run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations to celebrate volunteers and volunteering.

International Fathers' Mental Health Day

The day following Father’s Day, this campaign looks to highlight key aspects of fathers’ mental health with particular attention paid to paternal postpartum depression.

September

World Suicide Prevention Day

Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation, the purpose of the day is to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

October

World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day is a great opportunity to start the conversation on mental health in your workplace. 

November

National Stress Awareness Day

Normally held on the first Wednesday of November each year, this day is promoted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK). The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and of the many coping strategies and sources of help available to address it.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

Anti-bullying week