World Mental Health Day (10th of October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide. At Azim Premji University for the Centre for Counselling Services and all its partners this day is part of an awareness week, i.e. Mental Health Week.
This year the focus is on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. We want to bring attention to the issues youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.
Please join us in our efforts to emphasize the mental health needs of young people.
We welcome you all to participate in the events planned between 8th to 12th of October. Details here: [ Mental Health Week 2018 – schedule – pdf ]