Join the global movement and support the annual, worldwide anxiety awareness day, #ActionAnxietyDay! Share your story, follow us on social media for updates, and tune in on June 10th for our virtual programming on YouTube!

9am PT, 12pm ET on our YouTube channel

  • Father & Son Anxiety Talk: John Bateman will share his anxiety story and interview his father, renowned artist Robert Bateman of the Bateman Foundation. You can expect humour and heart in this father and son chat. Click here for the link.
  • Youth Network Roundtable: A discussion about anxiety in professional settings with Dr. Marlene Taube-Schiff, Canadian Sports Artist Dan Pietens, and 3 members of our Youth Network: Caitlin, Cailyn, and Elida. Dr. Taube-Schiff will also answer anxiety questions in a Q&A.
  • Guided Art Sketch: The Bateman Foundation will guide you through a live art sketch! Learn to draw something beautiful and ease anxiety in this fun step-by-step tutorial! Click here for the link.

Subscribe to our channel on YouTube ahead of #AAD22!

Action Anxiety Day Event Line up

Henry Lees to Release Song “Walking with Fear” for Action Anxiety Day

Picture of Henry Lees

Henry Lees is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has performed on stages across the country. He also has an anxiety disorder. In honour of Action Anxiety Day, Henry is releasing his new song “Walking With Fear.” Learn why the song — and Action Anxiety Day — are important to him in our blog post here.

Pre-save the song on Spotify and Apple Music before Action Anxiety Day here. Find Henry’s personal fundraising challenge for Action Anxiety Day here!

Fundraising Personal Challenges leaderboard

Check out our fundraising site to start your own personal challenge. Or, head there to see the current superstars climbing the leaderboard, read about why Action Anxiety Day is important to our staff members, or support a friend’s campaign!

Any amount helps to support children, youth, and adults with anxiety and anxiety disorders. You can make a difference and help people find the relief and support they need.

Anxiety Canada Champion, John Bateman, is currently in the lead! See his personal challenge here.

Fundraising campaign portal page

ACT on Anxiety:

Awareness/Advocacy – Raise awareness of anxiety by sharing your anxiety story, with help from our tools, including suggested posts, hashtags, and frames. Learn more here.

Colours – Wear blue and orange on June 10 to show your support (bonus points if you take a selfie and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn)!

Treatment – Raise funds to develop trusted evidence-based resources and affordable treatments for children, teens, and adults. 

And don’t forget to sign and support the Action Anxiety Day proclamation!


People dressed in orange and blue for Action Anxiety Day

Action Anxiety Day Sponsors

We are thrilled to work our Action Anxiety Day sponsors. Sponsors make vital contributions to make #ActionAnxietyDay a success. They also make it so we can continue our important work helping people with anxiety live the life they want. We cannot succeed without the generosity of our supporters.

Action Anxiety Day is supported by our Healthy Thinking Partner, Beneva.




Action Anxiety Day is also supported by our generous sponsors, Point Blank Creative, TelusBateman Foundation and Barb’s Bakery & Bistro.

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