The objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.
As part of your participation in One Foot Forward we would love your workplace to take a day of action to start the important conversation around mental health and help drive fundraising efforts towards your One Foot Forward fundraising target.
Tips: How to engage staff in Mental Health Day
Give your employees an hour on the 11th to walk- either extend their lunch break or encourage them to start an hour late or finish an hour early.
Meet on the go
Encourage all internal WIPS or meetings today to be taken whilst walking
Connect with music
Start a shareable playlist so everyone can share their favourite walking tracks with each other
Encourage employees to reconnect with those they may not see often in the office or in their life
In-person if you can
Encourage staff that live near each other to meet up and walk together (if this is not breaching your local Covid rules).
When is World Mental Health Day?
World Mental Health Day is Sunday 10th October, The Black Dog Institute is recommending a day of action on Monday 11th October.
Can somebody speak at my world mental health day event?
We have a very small team available as we want to ensure as much of the dollars raised go back to the cause. So we have developed resources to help support you on your day of action. Please refer to the video.
My company does Matched Giving
Great idea! Click here to download a suggested template you can share with your employer to request Matched Giving.
Can I speak to someone about starting a corporate team?
Yes! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
I need help with my mental health, who can I speak to?
If you're struggling with your mental health, or need support, click here.
Can we hold our Mental Health Day on another day of the week?
Of course, as long as you and your team are aware that the official day is Sun 10th October, you can choose a day that suits you and your teams best. The 11th of October is simply our recommendation.