Tuesday 10th October is the annual World Mental Health Day. The theme this year is, ‘Mental health is a universal human right’, to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right. Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting an increasing number of adolescents and young people.
World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health to help drive positive change for everyone’s mental health. It is also a chance to talk about mental health generally – how to look after it, the importance of talking to others about problems and reaching out for help if you are struggling.
If you need any help or support or you are worried about someone else, please contact the Safeguarding Office on 01364 645430. We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4:30pm.
You can also contact the mental health charity Mind, who provide advice and support to anyone who is experiencing mental health problems. Their contact details are:
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393