February

Time to Talk Day - 4 February 2021

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 time, our theme is 'the power of small' - because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.  Get involved with Time to Talk Day >

Children's Mental Health Week - 1-7 February 2021

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 - 1-7 March 2021

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

Self Injury Awareness Day - 1 March 2021

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

A day where Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network) bring universities together to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings.

World Bipolar Day - 30 March 2021

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 to increase public awareness of the causes, signs and coping strategies for stress.

 

May

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Run by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is a national week to raise awareness of mental health problems and promote the message of good mental health for all. 

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week

A week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby. This is a chance to highlight the support and information available to mums. 

 

 

June

Volunteers' Week - 1-7 June 2021

An annual event run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations to celebrate the contribution of over 20 million people who volunteer in the UK.

International Fathers' Mental Health Day

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

 

September

World Suicide Prevention Day

Hosted by 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 2021

World Mental Health Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness of mental health problems and start conversations. Each year a theme is set by the World Federation for Mental Health. 

 

November

National Stress Awareness Day - 3 November 2021

Promoted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK), this day aims to raising awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

A day for those of us affected by suicide loss to gather come together at events around the world - to find comfort, gain understanding and share stories of healing and hope.

Anti-bullying week

Hosted by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, this is a great opportunity to reinforce anti-bullying messages in your school or workplace.