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 2020
The global theme for 2020 is ‘Mental Health for All|Greater Investment -Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere’. More details can be found here.
North Tyneside World Mental Health Day Activities 2020
World Mental Health Day will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities will be encouraged using Facebook and suggested by a planning group that meets via Zoom every other week. Again, the planning group is blessed in its make-up from keen and passionate partners including Launchpad North Tyneside and AIM. Due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus, plans are likely to change at short notice. Please check in with social media regularly!
Visit Launchpad North Tyneside’s Facebook page for World Mental Health Day 2020! Please give the page a like and share it with your friends; then keep your eyes peeled for more info on the socially distanced activities we’ll be promoting!
We will be encouraging individuals and small groups (families and organisations) to do a self-led ‘mindful walk’ and to share their experiences on the Facebook page. People will be free to choose their own date, route, length and scale of difficulty. We will also share the council’s Active North Tyneside Team’s Healthy Walks resource on the Facebook page. People can choose their favourite walk and improve their well-being through practising mindfulness and being physically active!
The Facebook page will be used to record what people have done; host accounts, photographs and videos. There will be an introduction to mindfulness and suggested activities, including mindful activities to choose from. There may even be space for support agencies to post short videos!
Download the poster here.
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