World Mental Health Day

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The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on the 10th October every year. This years theme, set by the World Federation of Mental Health is, suicide and suicide prevention. It is an opportunity for us all to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma. Please click on the link included below to find out more about this campaign and how you can get involved to help raise awareness. 


Every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.

The stigma attached to mental health causes a damaging, albeit ill-informed attitude, making it more difficult for those affected to pursue help. According to UK estimates, only about one-fourth of those with mental health problems undergo ongoing treatment. By stark contrast, the vast majority of those affected are faced with a variety of issues, ranging from isolation, to uncertainty on where to get help and information.

Raising awareness:

The best way to deal with this stigma is through facts and a better understanding of mental health illness. From identifying the causes, pinpointing solutions, and ultimately recognising that we are ultimately dealing with medical issues. 

Thank you for helping to spread awareness about World Mental Health Day 2019.



World Mental Health Day 2019