Mental Health Foundation
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.
The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority‘.
For over 70 years, we’ve been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone. We need to do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society. We will continue to call on national and local government to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.
World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
Here is a link to our publications and guides on a range of Mental Health topics: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/publications
cavamh wellbeing resources
There is no consensus around a single definition of wellbeing but there is general agreement that well-being includes the presence of positive emotions and moods, the absence of negative emotions, satisfaction with life, fulfillment and positive functioning. In simple terms, well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good.
cavamh has a dedicated section on the topic of Wellbeing with links to lots of resources which can provide information and tips. You can see the page here: https://www.cavamh.org.uk/news-and-resources/wellbeing/
This World Mental Health Day we’re using spoken word to show the different ways people talk about their experiences, with our awareness campaign, ‘If this speaks to you, speak to us’.
If this speaks to you, speak to Mind
Sometimes, finding the words to say how we feel is tough. You can feel like you’re talking another language – no one else understands.
But we do.
That’s why, this World Mental Health Day, we want to show the different ways people talk about their experiences.
Please note change of venue – 13th October 2022
Virtual Conference: World Mental Health Day 10th October 2022
Join us virtually for our hybrid conference: Making mental health and wellbeing a priority in Wales – how can we make it a reality?
In partnership with the Wales Alliance for Mental Health (WAMH) we are holding a hybrid conference on 10 October 2022, World Mental Health Day, at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
The day will be a combination of on-stage presentations and facilitated workshops. Its purpose will be to share both grassroots experiences of good practice in communities and services and potential strategic approaches to make mental health and wellbeing a priority in Wales. Our chair will be Sue O’Leary, Director Mind Cymru and chair of WAMH. Professor Sir Michael Marmot is providing the keynote.
We will be focusing on what it is we can do to make our commitment to prioritising mental health and wellbeing a reality for the people of Wales. The workshops will share innovative and effective work in communities and services across Wales and will also invite a call to action.
There will be a follow up virtual conference in Autumn 2023 for delegates and others to showcase the progress that has been made.
This is the link to register to join virtually.
This unique collaborative event sets out to make policy intentions and evidence based practice a reality and we would love you to join us in this endeavour.