World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is run by the World Federation for Mental Health. In 2021, we worked on a special film with ITN Productions to mark the occasion, and we are joining forces again this year to encourage people to consider the unique contribution they could make in striving for better mental health across society.

Mental Health UK are partnering with ITN Productions Industry News to produce Play Your Part, a digital news-style programme highlighting how everyone has a role to play when it comes to the future of mental health.

The programme will raise awareness around the cost-of-living crisis and the affect this has on mental health, highlight the positive stories surrounding the recovery phase of the pandemic and showcase the changing conversations around mental health in the workplace. Showing how prevention is key, the programme will also explore the importance of educating the digital first generation at an early age, provide information to empower individuals to understand and manage their own mental health and will highlight the role of the NHS and local community initiatives.

Launching on World Mental Health Day, Monday 10 October 2022, Play Your Part will combine key sector interviews, informative news items and sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations. The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring Mental Health UK and professional partners.

You can watch the trailer for the programme below, and sign up to receive updates about our wider campaign for World Mental Health Day below.