February

Time to Talk Day

The aim of Time to Talk Day is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. By joining together on one day, we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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

Find out more: https://www.b-eat.co.uk/support-us/eating-disorder-awareness-week 

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.

Find out more: http://www.place2be.org.uk

March

University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day is an annual event to promote the mental health of those who live and work in higher education settings. The initiative was started by UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network) in 2012 and is supported by Student Minds and members of the Alliance for Student-Led Wellbeing. 

Find out more: http://www.studentminds.org.uk

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.

Find out more: www.ibpf.org/blog/world-bipolar-day

April

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been help every April since 1992.

Find out more: http://stressawarenessmonth.com

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.

Find out more: https://www.healthy-workplaces.eu

May

Mental Health Awareness Week

Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing every year, promoted by the Mental Health Foundation.

Find out morewww.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

 

June

Volunteers' Week

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

Find out morehttp://volunteersweek.org/about

 

 

September

World Suicide Prevention Day - 10 September

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.

Find out more: www.iasp.info/wspd/index.php

 

October

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. You can download our pack with ideas and resources for World Mental Health Day

Find out more:  http://www.who.int/mental_health

 

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.

Find out more: www.isma.org.uk/about-national-stressawareness-day-nsad/

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.

Find out more: https://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day/

 

Anti-bullying week

Find out more: http://www.antibullyingweek.co.uk/