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  • Writer's pictureLee Reavill

World Mental Health Day 2023

World Mental Health Day is the 10th October 2023. It’s a day of raising mental health awareness. Educating those around you and sharing positive stories, seeking help and support and tackling stigma.

When is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is on the 10th October 2023. We celebrate every year by raising awareness of mental health and spreading positive change. The theme for this year is

Mental Health is a Universal Human Right

Everyone may be impacted by mental health at some point in their lives. Whether this is first hand or by supporting a loved one. It’s important to know that you’re never alone. There’s so much support out there and the first step is asking for help. Sometimes, we can feel ashamed, embarrassed or just generally confused when it comes to mental health.

Talking about your mental health isn’t easy so it’s important to know who to turn to. This could be a friend, family or a support network. Talking is often the first step in acknowledging your mental health.

How to Support World Mental Health Day

Improving knowledge, raising awareness and ensuring that everyone has access to protect their mental health is just the beginning. As we become more aware of what helps our mental health, we need to ensure we’re doing enough to support others too.

The World Smiling Whilst Being Hugged by The Mental Health Ribbon For World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2023

One in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions. This may impact their physical health, how they communicate with others and their wellbeing. Unfortunately people are still deprived, judged or segregated because of a mental health condition. Education is key in understanding and having more open discussions.

If you’re a business, don’t wait until World Mental Health Day to talk about it. Ensure that there’s internal support, whether through a Mental Health First Aider or through external support or organisations.

Start small. Do something for yourself, this may be walking in nature, seeing a friend, treating yourself to a coffee. Do what is good for your wellbeing.

You can join the World Mental Health Day 2023 campaign to find out more about how everyone is entitled to protect their mental health as a basic right.

Talk to Muted

Our aim at Muted is to generate awareness about the importance of men’s mental health. We’ve delivered hundreds of workshops to businesses across the Midlands. Normalising mental health in the workplace is our number one priority. Why not drop us a message and say hey. We’re a friendly group of people who’ve had our own experiences and trials with mental health. You’re not alone.

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