Message from the WFMH Secretary-General


Message from the WFMH Secretary-General

Gabriel Ivbijaro
Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE, WFMH Secretary-General

On behalf of the President, Executive and Board of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) it is my pleasure, as WFMH Secretary-General, to share the Campaign Toolkit for the 2022 World Mental Health Day.

Before I begin, I would like to emphasize that every one of us matters. We all have a voice – let’s use it to make the world a better place.

This year’s Campaign Toolkit has been produced to help you in planning and implementing your World Mental Health Day Campaign in a safe and effective way so that your voice can be heard, loudly and successfully. 

The first section provides guidance on how you may organize a demonstration in support of mental health. This section suggests a range of activities that you may put into action, either face to face or by digital means. It highlights how to prepare for your demonstration, some essential principles that you need to keep in mind, including how to be visible and safe. 

Proclamations and statements are very important and we have provided a sample proclamation that you and your team can adapt to your cultural and social scenarios, to help all of us achieve our goal of making mental health and well-being a global priority. We have also included a sample media release for publicizing the signing of a proclamation. 

WFMH has also launched a website dedicated to 2022 World Mental Health Day’s theme  ‘Make Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority’ – 

We would love to hear from you so that we may highlight the good work that you are doing to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2022. Please send your contributions to so that we may be able to include them on our World Mental Health Day website and other publicity material. 

We invite you to join this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign. We are also attaching the Global Briefing Statement highlighting the scope of this year’s theme for the World Mental Health Day.

Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro MBE
Secretary-General, World Federation for Mental Health