World Mental Health Day 2018

The World Federation for Mental Health will be focusing the World Mental Health Day 2018 campaign on young people and mental health in a changing world.

Can you imagine growing up in our world today? Young people face many challenges that put their mental health at risk. This years WMHDAY will bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.


Join Be Empowered in Support of the Campaign


This year, Be Empowered will be supporting the World Mental Health Day campaign with a variety of interview blogs from professionals within the mental health field and from experts, by lived experiences, in mental health and mental ill health. If you would like to be involved / interviewed for our blog please get in touch.


We will cover the following topics:


  • Self-harm – breaking the stigmas and myths about self-harm and advice on how to approach self-harming behaviours in young people.
  • How to help children and young people to improve their emotional resilience.
  • Taking care of our own mental health and wellbeing.
  • Mental health in the music industry.
  • Mental health in the fashion industry.
  • Mental Health in the workplace.
  • Action for Happiness – 10 key to Happier living.


Alongside our guest experts we will be posting daily updates to help start the conversation about mental health and young people. We will be sharing tips and advice to help you take action towards positive mental health at work and at home.


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Get involved

Take 10 together – we believe talking about mental health can help you and those around you to be happier and healthier. Unsure how to get started?


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Share your thoughts on what you believe society needs to help reduce mental health stigma on social media using the hashtag: #worldmentalhealthday

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health at work – by reducing stigma to mental health through education we can positively impact others wellbeing as well as our own. If you do not have a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) at your place of work, talk to your employer about it and start the conversation for change.

Find out more about MHFA in the workplace today.


MHFA in the workplace