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Mental Health Calendar 2023

Introduction: Mental Health Calendar 2023

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to Mental Health Events 2023, curated specially for individuals and organisations seeking to expand their understanding and skills in mental health training and coaching. In a world where mental well-being has taken centre stage, these events promise to deliver cutting-edge insights, practical tools, and networking opportunities, enabling you to foster a supportive environment for personal growth and professional development.

Dive into a diverse range of conferences, workshops, and seminars, each designed to cater to different interests and expertise levels within the mental health sphere. From novice practitioners to seasoned experts, there’s something for everyone in our dynamic lineup. Let us be your trusted companion on this journey of discovery and growth, as we strive to build a mentally healthier and more resilient global community together.


Time to Talk Day

2 February 2023

A staggering 25% of us will face a mental health challenge in our lifetime, yet countless individuals grapple with feelings of isolation, shame, and an inability to share their personal journeys. Rethink Mental Illness has created “Time to Change,” a powerful movement aimed at dismantling mental health discrimination. “Time to Talk Day” is an inspiring event that sparks meaningful conversations, urges compassionate listening, and ignites transformative change – one life at a time.

Children’s Mental Health Week

6-12 February 2023

A staggering three out of four mental health struggles take root before someone even blows out the candles on their 18th birthday cake. The crux of long-lasting mental health issues often emerges during the tumultuous teenage years, underscoring the urgent necessity to nurture and support our youth. Since 2019, the trailblazing Bloom program has been empowering youngsters to cultivate resilience and navigate life’s unpredictable twists and turns. As we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, let’s shine a spotlight on the vital role of fostering mental well-being from the earliest stages of life.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

24 February – 2 March 2023

An eating disorder is a detrimental mindset surrounding food, often causing an all-consuming fixation on one’s eating habits. These disorders manifest themselves in various ways, such as overindulging or severely restricting food intake, and even using food as an emotional crutch. To dispel misconceptions and illuminate the truth about eating disorders, the dedicated charity BEAT orchestrates an annual event called Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This vital initiative aims to debunk myths and foster a deeper understanding of these complex conditions.

World Bipolar Day

30 March 2023

Bipolar disorder sends individuals on an emotional roller coaster, with their moods swinging wildly between exhilarating highs (mania) and crushing lows (depression). These intense fluctuations can be both overwhelming and distressing. However, there may be periods of stability and wellness sandwiched between these extremes. To shine a light on bipolar conditions and dismantle the social stigma surrounding them, the International Bipolar Foundation spearheads the annual World Bipolar Day. This worldwide initiative aims to foster understanding and compassion for those affected by this challenging mental health condition.


Stress Awareness Month

April 2023

Since its inception in 1992, Stress Awareness Month has taken place each April, with the goal of enlightening the public about the origins and antidotes of our contemporary stress outbreak. Life presents countless stress-inducing situations, but this year, they’re turning their attention to the workplace. Keep an eye out for valuable tips and coping mechanisms they’ll be sharing to help you maintain your mental equilibrium and foster a sense of well-being while navigating the professional world.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

15-21 May 2023

Mark your calendars! Mental Health Awareness Week is slated for May 15-21, 2023, and it promises to be an eye-opening event. This year, the Mental Health Foundation has designated ‘anxiety’ as the focal theme. Stay tuned for more information on our captivating campaign and discover how you can actively participate in making a meaningful impact. Together, let’s raise awareness and foster understanding about anxiety and mental health.


National Schizophrenia Awareness Day

25 July 2023

Schizophrenia, a prevalent mental health condition, touches the lives of 1 in 100 individuals. However, it remains shrouded in misconceptions. One of it’s founding charities, Rethink Mental Illness, takes the initiative to illuminate the true struggles of those grappling with schizophrenia through National Schizophrenia Awareness Day. By shining a spotlight on the reality of living with this diagnosis in the UK and beyond, they aim to foster understanding and support for those affected by this often-misunderstood condition.

World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2023

World Suicide Prevention Day, orchestrated by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, unites people from every corner of the planet in a common mission: to bring the vital issue of suicide and its prevention to the forefront of public consciousness. This global event empowers individuals to raise their voices, break the silence, and contribute to a world where hope and understanding replace despair and isolation.


World Mental Health Day

10 October 2023

Spearheaded by the World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day encourages us to prioritise our mental well-being in 2022. This year, let’s delve into strategies for elevating mental health both in our professional and personal lives, ensuring that self-care takes centre stage. Remember, the journey to a healthier world begins by nurturing our own well-being first.

OCD Awareness Week

10-16 October 2023

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that impacts 1 in 100 individuals in the UK, yet its true nature often remains elusive. Those living with OCD grapple with persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images—obsessions—that are difficult to shake off. To cope with the ensuing anxiety, they may engage in repetitive mental or physical actions—compulsions. This awareness week presents a golden opportunity to deepen our understanding of OCD, shedding light on the intricacies of the condition and its effects on the lives of those who face it daily.

National Stress Awareness Day

2 November 2023

The International Stress Management Association established National Stress Awareness Day with a critical purpose in mind: to bring attention to the impact of psychological turmoil in the workplace and to explore effective strategies for tackling this often-neglected issue. By raising awareness and implementing solutions, we can create a healthier, more resilient, and productive work environment for everyone.

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