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National Awareness Days

The following are dates or events which take place each year to raise awareness about the issues of mental health. We do not run or organise these events. Please click on the blue links to find out more about the organisations and charities involved.



Time to Talk Day - 1st February

The aim of Time to Talk Day is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. By joining together on one day, we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround eating disorders. 

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Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week campaign hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of getting children support at the earliest possible opportunity, and to encourage parents to talk openly with children about their feelings and getting help.

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University Mental Health Day

 University Mental Health Day is the national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings. Since starting in 2012 it is now run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network).

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World Bipolar Day

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of bipolar disorders and to improve sensitivity towards the illness. It is promoted by the International Bipolar Foundation and partners.

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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been help every April since 1992.

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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - Healthy Workplaces for all Ages

Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, aims to help employers to address the challenges of an ageing workforce and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable work throughout employees’ working lives.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing every year, promoted by the Mental Health Foundation.

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Volunteers' Week

An annual event run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations to celebrate volunteers and volunteering.

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World Suicide Prevention Day - 10 September

Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation, the purpose of the day is to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

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World Mental Health Day - 10th October

World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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National Stress Awareness Day

Normally held on the first Wednesday of November each year, this day is promoted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK). The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and of the many coping strategies and sources of help available to address it.

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Anti-bullying week

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