Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.
World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.
That's why this year we want to bring everyone together to mark the day by each doing one thing for better mental health.
Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times. And sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. Take the opportunity this World Mental Health Day to find out more about how you can start with one thing.
Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not.
Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
We have some tips on practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your wellbeing including making time for yourself, building positive relationships and getting active.
Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult. We've put together some tips and guides to help you cope with everyday things like money, work, university and more.
Work can have a significant impact on our mental health and wellbeing, but there are steps we can take to be mentally healthy at work. Read our information on dealing with stress, managing difficult relationships, asking for support and advice on returning to work if you've had time off with a mental health problem.
Nobody should face a mental health problem alone. We need your help so we can be there - on the other end of the phone, in local communities and campaigning hard for better services and support.