Observed on the 10th October every year, the World Health Organisation promotes World Mental Health Day with the objective of raising awareness of this emotive and often avoided topic.
As well as encouraging people who may be suffering with mental health issues to speak out, the day aims to support stakeholders working in mental health to discuss their work and more widely areas for growth, further education and improvement. It can also act a reminder to consider and reflect on our own mental health and well being. Take some time to learn some hints, tips and coping strategies that can help to improve your well being. We all go try to keep our bodies in good working order and too often ignore our minds.
With much publicity in recent months surrounding the mental health of young people in particular, it is no coincidence that this years theme is around young people and mental health in a changing world. This is an opportune day to find out more, reach out to anyone you may think is struggling, or join in with the events, activities, lessons and support in your community.