World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992. It was started as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health by the then Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter. World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10th October each year.

Global Campaign 2018

The global theme for 2018 was ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’.  More details can be found here.

North Tyneside World Mental Health Day Celebration Event 2018


On Friday 12th October North Tyneside celebrated World Mental Health Day at Cullercoats Crescent Club.  The day was for anyone with an interest in Mental Health; survivors, service users, support workers, carers, professionals.

There was a range of creative activities throughout the day, live music, talks, information stalls, laughter workshop and more.  A free buffet lunch and refreshments were provided.  It was a great opportunity to meet others with experience of mental health difficulties as well as people working in the sector.

Download poster here.

Download programme here.

Comments from previous years include:

“This is a brilliant event, well done everybody”

“The personal stories were fantastic and inspirational”

“I have learned more about what support is available and how to access it”

“The day gave me hope for the future”

The NT WMHD 2018 event Facebook page can be found here.

Read an excellent summary of the day by Beth Williams (Launchpad NT) here.

Newcastle World Mental Health Day Event – 6 October 2018

On Saturday 6 October, there was an event at Central Library with stalls from different organisations.

A free Hate Crime partnership training session from Advocacy Centre North took place.

North Tyneside World Mental Health Day 2017

North Tyneside World Mental Health Day 2016

North Tyneside World Mental Health Day 2015