World Mental Health Day - 10th October, 2015

There are a number of events in October, being Mental Health Awareness Month; October 4, 2015 to October 11, 2015 is Mental Health Week and October 10th is World Mental Health Day.

This years theme for World Mental Health Day is “dignity in mental health”.

The aim is to “raise awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health conditions can continue to live with dignity, through human rights oriented policy and law, training of health professionals, respect for informed consent to treatment, inclusion in decision-making processes, and public information campaigns.” (WHO, 2015)

More information can be obtained directly from the following webpages.

World Mental Health Day 2015 (WHO, 2015)
http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2015/en/

World Mental Health Day 2015: Dignity in Mental Health Information Sheet (WHO, 2015)
http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/infosheet_wmhd2015.pdf?ua=1

Mental Health Australia
http://mhaustralia.org/media-releases/media-alert-world-mental-health-day-10-october-2015

Saul Edmonds