World Mental Health Day: 10 October
Presented by the World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2020. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness and each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with mental health problems can live better lives with dignity.
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OCD Awareness Week: 11-17 October
It is estimated that 1.2% of the population in the UK have OCD, or 12 out of every 1,000 people, however these estimates might not tell the whole story. Many more may be suffering in silence. OCD Awareness week helps break down the stigma of OCD and helps highlight this much misunderstood condition.
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Time to Talk Day: 6 February
Time to Talk Day 2020 is taking place on Thursday 6 February. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Choose to talk about mental health and help change lives.
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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 2-8 March
1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder right now - but behind every one is a network of loved ones struggling too. Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is hosted by BEAT and runs from the 2-8 March 2020.
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World Bipolar Day: 30 March
Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, is a mood disorder. It used to be called manic depression. Bipolar disorder can cause your mood to swing from an extreme high to an extreme low.
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Stress Awareness Month: April
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Despite this running for over 20 years, we have got a long way to go.
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Schizophrenia Awareness Day: 9 May
National Schizophrenia Awareness Day on 9 May 2020 shines a light on the challenges faced by hundreds of thousands of people living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia in the UK and millions more worldwide. It sets out the steps we can all take to break down the stigma and discrimination surrounding this much misunderstood illness.
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Mental Health Awareness Week: 18-24 May
This year's MHAW runs from 18 -24 May and we will be looking at the theme of sleep and how that affects people affected by mental illness. If you have experienced problems with sleep that have made you unwell and would like to share you story then we'd like to hear from you.
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Carers Week: 8-14 June
We were established by carers over 40 years ago and carers still play a key role in our work today. We have over 50 carers and sibling support groups which offer a listening ear, friendship and social support.
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World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September
World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.
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