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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2021, 2022 and 2023

On 10 October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day. The event is meant to increase public awareness about the importance of mental health, mental health services, and mental health workers worldwide.

YearDateDayHoliday
202110 OctSunWorld Mental Health Day
202210 OctMonWorld Mental Health Day
202310 OctTueWorld Mental Health Day
202410 OctThuWorld Mental Health Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

There are also efforts to mobilise new mental health initiatives and to discuss how to make mental healthcare more readily available to people in countries where it is rare to nonexistent.

Each World Mental Health Day has its own special theme, which serves to focus efforts on some particular aspect of mental health.

First celebrated in 1993, World Mental Health Day is already a quarter-century old tradition. Many countries will organise their own special events to mark the day, and you may see mental health related programs on national media outlets.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202010 OctSatWorld Mental Health Day
201910 OctThuWorld Mental Health Day
201810 OctWedWorld Mental Health Day
201710 OctTueWorld Mental Health Day