World Mental Health Day (October 10) educational material

Dear All

I am delighted to share with you the 2016 World Mental Health Day educational/promotional material. This year’s theme is very close to our hearts as family doctors and I am very grateful for the support given to us by members of WONCA, particularly our President, President Elect, CEO, Members of theWONCA Working Party on Mental Health, and Karen Flegg (WONCA editor).

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in many countries. On this day, each October, thousands of supporters observe an annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on people’s lives worldwide. In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Illness Awareness Week in the US and Mental Health Week in Australia.

This years's theme ‘Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All’ will enable us to contribute to the goal of taking mental health out of the shadows so that people in general feel more confident in tackling the stigma, isolation and discrimination that continues to plague people with mental health conditions, their families and carers.

You can download the report by clicking on the image. Also please make it available on your website.

I have already sent a blog to the Huffington post.

Together we can make a difference

Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE, JP
President WFMH (World Federation for Mental Health)
Chair, The World Dignity Project