World Mental Health Day 2021

On October 10, WONCA joined the celebration of World Mental Health Day, a date promoted by the World Federation for Mental Health and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Mental Health Day represents a global commitment to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated the mental health situation. According to the latest WHO survey, the pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing. 

Under the slogan, “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality”, this year’s WHO campaign focused on the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels.

On #WorldMentalHealthDay, WONCA President-Elect, Dr Anna Stavdal shared a reflection on the role of family doctors and primary care professionals in the development of better care and mental health awareness. Read the full article HERE

The WONCA Working Party on Mental Health also joined the celebration with important collaborations to the document “Mental Health in an Unequal World: Together we can make a difference”, produced by the World Federation for Mental Health. Read or download the WFMH document HERE.

Discover the World Mental Health Day 2021Campaign HERE.