West Be Well is proud to mark World Mental Health Day today, Tuesday, October 10.
Established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
Established in 2020, our aim is to use our multi-channel digital platform to promote and facilitate easy access to key mental health supports, services, resources and messages both at regional and local community level, throughout Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
This year the WFMH is marking its 75th anniversary and has planned largest global campaign to mark that milestone together with World Mental Health Day.
The theme of World Mental Health Day 2023 is ‘Mental Health is a Universal Human Right’ and the intention behind this theme is to present an opportunity for people and communities to unite to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.
The World Health Organisation notes: “Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting an increasing number of adolescents and young people.”
“Having a mental health condition should never be a reason to deprive a person of their human rights or to exclude them from decisions about their own health. Yet all over the world, people with mental health conditions continue to experience a wide range of human rights violations. Many are excluded from community life and discriminated against, while many more cannot access the mental health care they need or can only access care that violates their human rights.”
You can find out more about World Mental Health Day HERE.