On Tuesday we start the first ever MHM Mental Health First Aid course. This is a pivotal moment as it means the MHM national biker support network becomes a step closer to reality. What makes it more special is all the participants are all MHM moderators and ambassadors. It is going to be a special moment when this course kicks off, though knowing some of the characters it will be a challenge (but entertaining)!
A huge thanks goes out to www.andyelwood.com for sponsoring this event and making the magic happen. And to Iain ‘Gudgeon’ Fish for the image. More news will be posted soon and how this course is going.
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international 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 organisation 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’ lives worldwide.
The History of World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time on October 10, 1992 at the initiative of Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter. Up until 1994, the day had no specific theme other than general promoting mental health advocacy and educating the public.
In 1994 World Mental Health Day was celebrated with a theme for the first time at the suggestion of then Secretary General Eugene Brody. The theme was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.”
World Mental Health Day is supported by WHO through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. WHO also supports with developing technical and communication material.
As we head towards winter already our plans are in-place for an epic event next May. We are preparing for the launch of the MHM Baton Relay event 2021. The last few days we’ve created publicity, a podcast, a press pack and this new web page. The project goes live so watch this space and see you on the 10th! which is World Mental Health Awareness Day
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