Calendar of Awareness Events

Please see below a selection of Events that may relevant to SAAUK – taken from Mental Health UK’s Mental Health Awareness Calendar



Time to Talk Day

1 February 2024
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but many still feel isolated, ashamed and unable to open up on their lived experience. The ‘Time to Change’ was co-founded by our partner charity Rethink Mental Illness to end mental health discrimination. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
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Children’s Mental Health Week

5-11 February 2024
75% of mental illnesses start before a person’s 18th birthday. With most long-term mental health problems beginning in adolescence, there’s a growing need for support for young people. Since 2019 our programme Bloom has developed young people’s resilience through life’s unexpected turns and transitions. In Children’s Mental Health Week, we highlight the importance of mental health support from a young age.
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University Mental Health Day

14 March 2024
University Mental Health Day brings together the student community each year in an effort to make mental health a university-wide priority across the country, and to create continued change to the future of student mental health.

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BBC Children In Need – 15th March 2024
Comic Relief and Sport Relief

Stress Awareness Month
April 2024
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. Many aspects of life can cause stress, but this year, we’ll be sharing tips and coping strategies to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

13-19 May 2024
Mental Health Awareness Week will take place 13-19 May 2024. Check back here for more details soon on our campaign, and how you can get involved or see what we did for 2023, on the topic of anxiety with our ‘Just Anxiety’ campaign.
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World Mental Health Day

10 October 2024
World Mental Health Day is run by the World Federation for Mental Health. Check back soon for more details on our campaign and how you can support us, or see what we did for 2023 – when we asked you to pledge to make mental health a priority.
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National Stress Awareness Day
2 November 2023
National Stress Awareness Day was set up by the International Stress Management Association, with the mission of raising awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it.
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Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

November 2024
Every November is home to men’s mental health awareness month. Men experience disproportionately high-rates of suicide, with death by suicide being the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 in the UK. There are many reasons why men might talk less about mental health, such as societal expectations of masculinity. Each November, we tackle this stigma and encourage men to talk.

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BBC Children In Need
15 November 2023
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