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World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2023. It’s a day to raise awareness of mental health problems.

But more and more of us are aware of mental health. And so many of us still aren’t getting the right support.

Awareness is just the start. Now it’s time to act.

It’s time to act because:

  • Over a third (34%) of people are still too embarrassed to ask for support.*
  • Young people are saying they feel stigmatised by mental health professionals.*
  • Nearly half of us (44%) trying to access treatments like talking therapies feel like we’re not supported on time.**

*YouGov (2022)  Mind: The Lived Experience of Mental Health

**Care Quality Commission (2022) Community Mental Health Survey (2021) Statistical Release

Let’s take action to change this on World Mental Health Day 2023.

Take action with Leeds Mind

Look after yourself

Mind has lots of information on how we can look after our mental wellbeing on its website. We’ll be sharing how our team looks after themselves on our social media channels on 10th October – follow along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Self-care tips

Get support

As your local Mind, we offer services such as counselling, peer support, creative activities, financial wellbeing and much more. Browse our services, or get in touch to learn more. Call 0113 305 5800 or email

Use our services

Support our work

You can support Leeds Mind’s work towards better mental health for all by raising awareness or money for our cause.

For example, why not take part in our Firewalk this November? Or get your workplace or school involved in Multicoloured Monday? You’ll find our full list of events here.

Fundraise for us

Get involved

We couldn’t do what we do without the work of our volunteers. Check out our current volunteer roles, which includes Chair of Trustees. There is also an ongoing voluntary opportunity to join our Impact Group, where you can help us shape our work.

We also regularly have exciting paid employment roles on offer. You can see the latest vacancies here.

Join team Leeds Mind

What action will you take for World Mental Health Day?

This could include:

Want to share what action you’re taking? Download our poster (click the image) and write your action in the white box. Take a photo or video, and share on social media!

Search #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD23 and #TimeToAct on social media to join the conversation.

Find out what Mind is doing for World Mental Health Day, including a petition urging the government to reform and publish the Mental Health Act.