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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

October Mental Health Month

October Mental Health Month

1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life. We should not be afraid to “talk about it".

Mental health is a human right – it’s time that mental health is available for all. We therefore need to make mental health a reality for all – for everyone, everywhere. We hope you will join us in celebrating Mental Health Day, particularly during this time within the content of COVID-19.

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is leading on celebrations for World Mental Health Day with a host of activities throughout the month of October. The theme for this year is Mental Health for All. Greater Investment – Greater Access”, and through our programme of events our aim is to challenge stigma and discrimination and raise awareness of mental health issues.

World Mental Health Day isn’t simply a one-day event. We need to start now and continue our call to ensure that no-one is left behind. Together we are stronger and together we can make a big difference all over the world.

We have a variety of events running across our sites in south west London including:

  • Dr Mudasir Firdosi, consultant psychiatrist, will present on ‘COVID-19 on an Acute In-patient Psychiatric Ward’ on 9 October.
  • World Mental Health Day 10 October: join us on Social media to make a pledge
  • Our annual #Upliftingimage digital photography competition which is open to local schools, public and staff. The competition closes on Sunday 18 October. The theme for 2020 is “What makes you happy”.
  • 27 October Don’t flip your lid, Tricia Nearn will present on Child Psychology and how to stay in control.
  • Recovery College courses for staff, patients, their carers and family throughout the month and their Anniversary
  • Talk Wandsworth series of online webinars
  • and many more.

Please see the pdf Full Events Calendar. (457 KB)

#Upliftingimage Digital Photography Competition 

Each year we run our digital photography competition #upliftingimage which is open to everyone living across our five boroughs - Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth. 

This is a chance to talk positively about mental health and go into the running to win a prize.  The idea is to inspire, explore and talk about it.  

If you have any queries about mental health month or would like to collaborate on events next year, please email