What is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

The day provides an opportunity for you and your organisation to add to the wider conversation that will be occurring on social media, television and elsewhere. Highlight the fantastic work you're already doing to address mental health stigma in the workplace, and introduce new and targeted activities anchored to the event.

What is this year's theme?

The theme of this year’s event is suicide and suicide prevention.

Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. It's the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 years in the UK and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally

What Time to Change activities can you deliver?

This World Mental Health Day, we encourage you all to consider how you can create learning opportunities for all your staff, raise their overall level of understanding of mental health, and specifically address the stigma around suicide so as to support those who might most need help.

Download the Activity Pack

Our World Mental Health Day Activity Pack is full of activities that you can look to deliver, alongside resources to support the promotion of your commitment to addressing mental health stigma and the events your employees can get involved in.

Download the World Mental Health Day Activity Pack (PDF, 9.2MB) >

Download the Champion Storybook

Our Champion Storybook is full of personal accounts from our Champions addressing what it is like to live with a mental health problem. This can raise understanding of poor mental health among your employees and awareness of the wide range of issues and stigma faced by those with poor mental health.  

Download the World Mental Health Day Champion Storybook (PDF, 4.3MB) >

Download the University Resource

Our World Mental Health Day University Resource is a short document signposting you to all the resources you might need to promote the Ask Twice Campaign across campus and raise awareness and understanding of mental health stigma among your students. The resource is perfect for University Student Support Services, Students' Union representatives and student communication professionals. 

Download the World Mental Health Day University Resource (PDF, 1.8MB) >



Download your Workplace Activity Pack