Let’s stand together for World Mental Health Day
On 10 October, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. The objective of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. In addition, countries should focus on mobilising efforts to support mental health. This international day provides an opportunity for anyone working on mental health issues to share more about their work and continue highlighting improvements that still need to be made in order to provide mental health care to people worldwide.
This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. The goal is to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right. This basic human right for all people means that everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of mental health, including the right to be protected from mental health risks, the right to available, accessible, acceptable, and good quality care, and the right to liberty, independence and inclusion in the community.
On the data.europa.eu portal you can find extensive datasets with mental health services throughout Europe. These mental health services work together with the WHO to ensure mental health is valued, promoted, and protected, and that urgent action is taken so that everyone an exercise their human rights and access the quality mental health care they need. Open data shared with the mental health services provides an opportunity to revolutionise mental health diagnosis and treatment. Open data is proving crucial in providing better-quality care by mental health services.
Join the World Mental Health Day 2023 campaign to learn more about your basic right to mental health as well as how to protect the rights of others.