Making a good job of mental health at work

World Mental Health Day – Wednesday 10 October 

Join thousands of others across the globe by raising awareness of the need for good mental health this World Mental Health Day. It’s a chance to call for change, reflect on progress and show your support for better mental health.

Three out of five people have experienced mental health issues due to work.  World Mental Health Day is an ideal opportunity to show your support for better mental health in the workplace.

Help us create happier, healthier workplaces where no one has to cope alone. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Sign up to Wellbeing in the City

Our free e-learning tool will teach you how to be a better listener and be more emotionally resilient. Developed with Lord Mayor’s Appeal, Wellbeing in the City brings Samaritans’ expertise into the workplace. You can sign up here.


Get colleagues talking

Use our free discussion cards to encourage colleagues to think about their mental wellbeing and learn how to look out for people who might be struggling. You can leave the cards in communal areas like staff canteens or run sessions at events or away days. Download the cards here.


Share your story

By sharing your experiences, you can give people who are struggling the courage to speak up and ask for help. Talking openly about mental health can also break down the stigma. Share your story with us here and get your workplace involved by registering for the This is Me campaign.


Tackle workplace stress

Heavy workloads, tight deadlines and lack of managerial support are the main factors causing work-related stress, anxiety and depression. While you can’t control everything that causes stress, we have lots of advice to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by work pressures.  


Turn someone’s life around

Rally your friends, family and colleagues to fundraise for an inspiring cause. Samaritans is contacted by someone struggling to cope every six seconds. Our life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of the public. Just £5 could turn a life around. Find out more here.

Whatever you plan to do this World Mental Health Day, shout about it! Remember to tag us on social media and use #MentalHealthAwarenessDay2018.