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International Mental Health Calendar 2019-2020: Mark your calendars!

Oct

World Mental Health Day

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.

Find out more: http://www.who.int/mental_health

Nov

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

Find out more: https://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day/

Dec

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote the rights and well-being of those with disabilities in every aspect of life.

Find out more: https://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/

Feb

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise global awareness and education about cancer, with the goal of reducing the number of premature deaths due to cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.

Find out more: https://www.worldcancerday.org

Feb

Time to talk

The aim of Time to Talk Day is to get as many people 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.

Feb

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.

Find out more: http://www.place2be.org.uk

Feb

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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

Find out more:https://www.b-eat.co.uk/support-us/eating-disorder-awareness-week

Mar

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

This month serves to raise awareness of the inclusion of those with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, including awareness to the barriers people with disabilities still face in connecting to their communities. 

Find out more: https://nacdd.org/ddam/ 

Mar

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Led by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), the 2018 to 2020 campaign for this month is “Change Your Mind”, a public awareness campaign educating the public about the need of people with brain injuries and their families. 

Find out more: https://www.biausa.org/public-affairs/public-awareness/brain-injury-awareness 

Mar

World Down Syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics, or health. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of this condition, with the goal for all affected person to have adequate access to health care, early intervention programmes, inclusive education, and opportunities to live fulfilling lives. 

Find out more: https://www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org

Mar

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.

Find out more:www.ibpf.org/blog/world-bipolar-day

Apr

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992.

Find out more: http://stressawarenessmonth.com/

Apr

World Autism Awareness Day

Observed by member states of the United Nations, this day encourages awareness of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) globally, and brings autism organizations together to aid in research, diagnoses, and treatment efforts.

Find out more: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week.aspx

Apr

World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness of public health, and marks the founding anniversary of the World Health Organization in 1948.

Find out more: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2019 

Apr

World Parkinson’s Day

In memory of Dr James Parkinson’s birthday in 1755, World Parkinson’s Day is celebrated each year to increase awareness, publicise efforts, and share the latest research advancements surrounding Parkinson’s disease.

Find out more: https://www.parkinsonsmovement.com/world-parkinsons-day-2019/ 

May

Mental Health Awareness Month

This year, Mental Health America is focusing on what we can do to be fit for our own futures. The theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body.

Find out more: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

May

Mental Health Awareness Week

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

Find out more: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

May

UK Mental Illness Awareness Week

Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, last year’s (2019) Mental Illness Awareness Week was centered around body image. 

Find out more: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Sep

World Suicide Prevention Day

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.

Find out more: www.iasp.info/wspd/index.php

Sep

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Month and World Alzheimer’s Day (on 21 September each year) is organised by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding dementia. 

Find out more: https://www.worldalzmonth.org

Oct

World Mental Health Day

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.

Find out more: http://www.who.int/mental_health

Nov

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

Dec

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote the rights and well-being of those with disabilities in every aspect of life.

Find out more: https://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/