Important Dates 2018

February 

Thursday 1st February 2018 – Time to Talk Day 

The aim of Time to Talk Day is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. By joining together on one day, we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.

Find out more: www.time-to-change.org.uk

5th-11th February 2018 – Children’s Mental Health Week 

Children’s Mental Health Week campaign hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of getting children support at the earliest possible opportunity, and to encourage parents to talk openly with children about their feelings and getting help.

Find out more: www.place2be.org.uk

26th February to 4th March – Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround eating disorders. 

Find out more: www.b-eat.co.uk

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March 

Thursday 1st March 2018 – University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day is the national campaign to focus efforts on promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings. Since starting in 2012 it is now run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Network).

Find out more:  www.unimentalhealthday.co.uk

26th March – 2nd April 2018 – World Autism Awareness Week 

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April

Monday 2nd April 2018 – World Autism Awareness Day

1st-30th April 2018 – Stress Awareness Month 2018

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992.

Find out more: stressawarenessmonth.com 

Wednesday 25th April 2018 – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work – Healthy Workplaces for all Ages

Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, aims to help employers to address the challenges of an ageing workforce and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable work throughout employees’ working lives.

Find out more: www.healthy-workplaces.eu

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May

14th – 20th May 2018 – Mental Health Awareness Week UK

Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing every year, promoted by the Mental Health Foundation.

Find out morementalhealth.org.uk

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June

1st – 7th June 2018 – Volunteers’ Week

An annual event run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations to celebrate volunteers and volunteering.

Find out morevolunteersweek.org

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September

Monday 10th September 2018 – World Suicide Prevention Day 

Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation, the purpose of the day is to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

Find out more: www.iasp.info

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October

Wednesday 10th October 2018 – World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. You can download Time-to-Change Communications Pack with ideas and resources for World Mental Health Day

Find out more: www.mind.org.uk

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November

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – National Stress Awareness Day UK

Normally held on the first Wednesday of November each year, this day is promoted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK). The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and of the many coping strategies and sources of help available to address it.

Find out more: www.isma.org.uk

Sunday 18th November 2018 – International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

Find out more: afsp.org

14th – 18th November 2018 – Anti-bullying week

Find out more: www.antibullyingweek.co.uk

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