Monday 10th October is the annual World Mental Health Day.  This year’s theme is, ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone. Stigma and discrimination continue to be a barrier to social inclusion and access to the right care.  Our society should offer everyone the same chance to enjoy mental health.  It is important that mental health is recognised, promoted, and protected, and that everyone has access to the mental health care they require.  We can all do our part to raise awareness of the preventative mental health measures that are most effective, and World Mental Health Day is a chance for us to do so together.

World Mental Health Day also provides an opportunity to discuss mental health in general – how to look after it, how crucial it is to talk to others about problems and the importance of reaching out for help if you are struggling.

If you need any help or support with your mental health or are worried about someone else, please contact the Safeguarding Office on 01364 645430.  We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

You can also contact the mental health charity Mind.  They provide advice and support to empower anyone who is experiencing mental health problems. Their contact details are:

Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393