World Mental Health Day 2023

World Mental Health Day is happening on Tuesday 10 October 2023. The official theme for this year’s event is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health.

We know that harmful barriers to good mental health still exist in our homes, schools, and workplaces. This World Mental Health Day we invite everyone to join us by pledging to protect, promote, and respect mental health in our communities.

With your help, we can encourage everyone to commit to making their mental health a priority. We’ve created some shareable and editable resources to support you.

Whether you’re encouraging colleagues at work to look after their mental health, a teacher highlighting your school’s commitment to the mental wellbeing of pupils, or a family member supporting the wellbeing of those you love – there’s a pledge for you. And if there’s not, you can create your own.

Don’t forget to share your pledge on social media and tag us!


General  Workplaces  Schools and colleges  Home

Pick a pledge

We're inviting everyone to pick a pledge in an area of life where they have influence - whether at home, school, or work.

1. Pick a pledge

No matter where you are or whatever aspect of mental health you wish to proactively support - there is a pledge for you. You can also create your own mental health pledge too.

2. Share with others

We have all the resources to enable you to share your personal or organisational pledge. Don't forget to use the hashtags:

3. Walk the talk

You've made your pledge and are making it right by walking the talk. You can do this in a variety of different ways but whatever you do - show your commitment to the pledge that mental health is a priority.

General Resources

Downloadable assets to share on social

Editable collective pledge - printable poster

Editable individual pledge - printable poster

Pledge A4 poster

Resources for workplaces

Downloadable assets to share on social

Pledges - printable poster

Teams background and email signature

Resources for schools and colleges

Downloadable assets to share on social

Pledges - printable poster

Resources for home

Downloadable assets to share on social

Pledges - printable poster

Information and support

Mental health conditions

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a mental health condition you may be looking for more information. Our advice pages are a great place to learn more about a range of mental health conditions and the treatment and support available.

Conversation Guide: talking to someone about mental health

World Mental Health Day might be the first you decide to talk openly about mental health with a friend, family member or colleague. It can be tricky to know how to have that chat, or to find the ‘right’ words once you do. That’s exactly why we’ve created this conversation guide. We also have a mobile-friendly and printer-friendly version available.

Connect with others on Clic

We believe that no one should be lonely or isolated. That’s why we set up Clic – our online community here for everyone’s mental health. Clic helps thousands of people feel more connected and less alone. By offering resources and facilitating a safe environment where people can chat online, Clic gives users the tools to not just manage their mental health, but to thrive too.