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World Health Day

Every year on 7th April, we celebrate World Health Day, a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote awareness and action on pressing health issues around the world.

Each year, World Health Day focuses on a specific theme chosen by the World Health Organization to ensure access to healthcare for all.  

This year’s World Health Day 2024 theme, ‘My health, my right‘, highlights growing concerns about global health. Diseases, disasters, conflicts, and air pollution are putting millions at risk but they’re also impacting our mental health. Even though health is considered a basic human right in many countries, lots of people still don’t have access to good healthcare. 

We believe that everyone should have access to the support they need, when they need it in a way which works best for them on World Health Day and all year round. 

World Health Day invites everyone to participate in activities that promote health and wellbeing. You can join local events, share information on social media, support healthcare initiatives and take your own steps to prioritise health. 

How you can help 

Support policies and initiatives that promote health equity and access to healthcare for everyone. 

Change Mental Health are also launching a policy campaign in 2024 to expand our engagement work. We are keen to hear your thoughts on what you think we should be focusing on and offer you the opportunity to help shape our work.  You can take the survey by clicking on the link below: 

Inform our work and shape policy by becoming a member. 

Every donation we receive contributes towards building a future where no one faces mental illness alone. Your donation will help us to reach more people in need of mental health support across Scotland. 

Volunteer with organisations working to improve health outcomes in your community.


Our Advice and Support Service is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, where advisers can signpost you to local support that most fits your needs, including our own Change Mental Health services. We offer initial advice on money worries and help to deal with emergencies.

Contact 0808 8010 515, email us at or fill out the enquiry form on the Advice and Support Service page.


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