ABOUT THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN





On the grand occasion of the World Mental Health Day 2020, the World Federation for Mental Health will present an expansive global campaign based on/to advance this year’s official theme- Mental health for all: Greater Investment, Greater Access. Through this campaign, the World Federation for Mental Health endeavours to make mental health care a reality for all, with key emphasis on awareness, advocacy, accessibility, and action. It aims to bridge the gaps between action and understanding through creative initiatives and worldwide participation.

World Mental Health Day, a programme of the World Federation for Mental Health, 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. The day, officially commemorated every year on October 10th, aims to raise awareness in the global community about the critical mental health agendas – with a unifying voice through collaboration with various partners – to take action and to create lasting change.

 

Based on this theme, the all-encompassing #MentalHealthForAll campaign will include a plethora of wondrous talks and discussions, artistic performances, and social media and awareness campaigns. The audience will bear witness to an exhilarating amalgamation of the global culture, as we all unite to further the cause of mental health and well-being.

Through this global initiative, we wish to unite the world in a timeless conjunction of the ageless spirit of the youth, who shall be the usherers of change. Our goal is to generate awareness and instill courage in all people, across the globe, to work towards establishing mental health as their universal right.

RISE OF THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN



  • THE INCIDENCE

    The rising prevalence of mental health issues, the stigma attached to it, and the lack of adequate support have resulted in a high mortality rate, unprecedented economic losses, and a looming global mental health crisis.

  • THE GLOBAL EFFORTS

    The plenitude of efforts over the last few years, at the global level, have resulted in better policies, action-driven campaigns, and awareness about the importance of mental health.

  • THE CALL FOR ACTION

    As diverse voices join the cause, more and more action/solution-oriented campaigns are requisites to ensure equal access and better living for all.

  • THE APPEAL

    With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in the number of mental health issues around the globe, thereby necessitating conversations and collective action to warrant support for all.

  • UNITING FOR THE CAUSE

    This World Mental Health Day, we consolidate our efforts for this crusade through collaborative action, joint ventures, and grassroots interventions.

  • #MENTALHEALTHFORALL

    This virtual Global Campaign - ‘#MentalHealthForAll’ - will bring together professionals and mental health advocates for the global mental health movement.