World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10th October every year. The theme for the World Mental Health day 2023- is ” Mental Health is a Universal Human Right”. Department of psychiatry together with students of Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna organized a public awareness campaign to raise awareness on mental illnesses among general public. Students of 40th batch compiled leaflets to promote public awareness on mental illnesses and treatment services and distributed them among general public in the premises of Teaching Hospital Karapitiya. The street drama ” මනෝ යකා ඔබ අමතයි” was staged by students of 45th batch at the hospital premises on the same day. The commitment and the dedication of the medical students to make this day a success was appreciated by the staff and the public.