WFMH Global Campaign 2023

As we mark our 75 years of mental health advocacy, we at the World Federation for Mental Health bring to you one of our largest endeavours – WFMH Global Campaign 2023 recognizing our 75th Anniversary and World Mental Health Day 2023. 

The Global Campaign and its initiatives would be based on this year’s official theme of World Mental Health Day – ‘Mental Health is a Universal Human Right’. Mental health as a universal right to all citizens of the world is consistent with the 1948 founding principles of WFMH. The global campaign aims to place mental health in a human rights framework to re-cast the aspiration for sound mental health as a fundamental human right.

The global campaign aims to engage individuals, communities, institutions, and stakeholders worldwide, with the objective of empowering grassroot advocacy for the cause of mental health and its intersection with human rights. While featuring theme-based global events and embracing diverse creative expressions through digital means, the campaign intends to promote awareness and put-forth the significance of mental health. 

Join us in this journey as we unite to raise awareness about the importance of mental health as an indispensable universal human right, with the vision of fostering a world that values and nurtures the well-being of all. 


About World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was established on October 10,1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. Since then, it has been observed every year with the aim of raising awareness in the global community about critical mental health agendas through collaboration with various partners to take action and create lasting change. Over the years, this day has gained momentum, becoming a platform for governments, organisations, and individuals to develop initiatives that focus on various aspects of mental health care.


About World Federation for Mental Health

WFMH is an international membership organisation founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The organisation believes in the principles of multidisciplinary approach and grassroots advocacy. It has members and contacts in over 90 countries.


Messages from WFMH Officials

Listen to video messages from our Key Officials about the WFMH Global Campaign 2023, which aim to recognise 75 Years of WFMH and WMHD 2023.

Nasser Loza

Nasser Loza

WFMH President

Tsuyoshi Akiyama

Tsuyoshi Akiyama

WFMH President elect

Ingrid Daniels

Ingrid Daniels

WFMH former President

Gabriel Ivbijaro

Gabriel Ivbijaro

WFMH Secretary-General

Our People

The Global Campaign 2023 is a collaborative effort, brought together by the team of WFMH Officials and Representatives to recognise the 75th anniversary of WFMH and the World Mental Health Day 2023. Some of our key officials include-



Office of the
Secretary- General

Along with the above officials, our Campaign Support Team and Global Volunteers Team would be at the forefront of this endeavour. The WFMH Global Support Team is focused at providing technical support for global events and digital operations, to effectively coordinate the activities and engage volunteers. Our Global Volunteers Team plays a vital role in actively promoting the campaign’s digital and on-ground outreach, encouraging participants worldwide to participate in the Global Campaign.

Past Global Campaigns

Every year to recognise the World Mental Health Day, the World Federation for Mental Health organises a Global Campaign to unite all stakeholders across the globe. The campaign aims to raise awareness about critical agendas in an empathetic manner by unifying voices across the globe through collaboration. Scroll below to learn more about some of our recent Global Campaigns!

Global Campaign 2022

“Make Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority”

Global Campaign 2021

“Mental Health
in an Unequal World”

Global Campaign 2020

“Mental Health for all Greater Investment- Greater Access”