World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year.
One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year. This can have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people in the UK, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day. It is estimated that only about a quarter of people with a mental health problem in the UK receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority of people grappling with mental health issues on their own, seeking help or information, and dependent on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.
World Mental Health Day helps to raise awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity. For more information visit the Mental Health Foundation or Mind.