World Mental Health Day, first celebrated in 1992, is an international day for Global Mental Health Education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. The theme for Mental Health Day, this year is Mental Health for all, Greater Investment - Greater Access. Learning to invest in one’s mental health breaks down barriers associated with negative cultural attitudes towards mental illness and encourages societal well-being.
In light of the World Mental Health Day observed on 10 October, students of Psychology in Diploma Programme Year 1, came together to prepare modules on behavioral and emotional strategies. Each module explores different aspects of mental health, which includes physical, psychological, social, and emotional well-being. Moreover, the importance of the relationship between self-awareness, empathy and stigma surrounding mental health would be deliberated upon.
The students were divided into groups and tasked with the challenge of planning and creating an interactive module. Each group designed a layout for their session and began developing short activities to conduct in their respective Form Rooms throughout the week. These modules will be implemented during the Well-Being Week, from Mon 12 – Fri 16 October 2020, by the DP1 and DP2 Student Facilitators and allow the DP community to invest in their mental health.