World Mental Health Day (WMHD) falls on 10 October every year. It is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It provides an opportunity for everyone working in the mental health sector to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. This year’s theme is “Making mental health and wellbeing a global priority for all”.
Get involved locally
If you’d like to mark WMHD, there are many events and activities you can join locally in Surrey.
With Mary Frances Trust
Monday 10 October
Tuesday 11 October
We will be holding an Open Afternoon at the Brickfield Centre garden from 1.30pm-3pm. Come along and see what we are doing to the garden and to mark World Mental Health Day. Refreshments and activities provided, all welcome!
Thursday 13 October
Join our wellbeing walks and let nature do all the relaxing for you:
Epsom – 11am-12pm A friendly and relaxed walk across the Epsom Downs. Meet outside the Beefeater at Tattenham Corner just before 11am.
Elmbridge – 1pm-2pm. Join our walk along the peaceful river Thames. Meet by the Wilde Brunch Café just before 1pm.
Horton Arts Cafe, Epsom
Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival
Every year, Epsom-based mental health charity Love Me Love My Mind organises the Epsom Mental Health and Well-being Festival around World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This year, instead of taking place over a week, it will happen over a few events to give some time to reflect on the way forward in a changed and changing world. These events are open to everyone at no cost. There is no need to book, just come along. You will be made very welcome.
Saturday 8 October
A CELEBRATION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Epsom Market Place, KT19 8BJ will be the place to be to help make mental health and well-being a priority. As part of the celebration, there will be information about the help available from local mental health organisations.
Monday 10 October
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
At St Barnabas’ Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA.
A series of free activities with free food available to everyone
To find out more about all festival activities, download the Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival programme and read Allen’s Blog on Remembering Epsom’s Forgotten Residents.
In addition to the Festival, Love Me Love My Mind runs some drop-in sessions on Mondays from 4pm until 7pm at St Barnabas’ Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA. To find out what’s running, you can download the Drop-In Sessions Programme.