World Mental Health Day challenges the stigma that society has linked with confronting emotional problems. People should feel able to talk about their mental health any day of the year, but for a lot of people this simply isn’t the case. World Mental Health Day is one of the ways organisations are trying to break these barriers.
If you are someone who is struggling to bring awareness to other people of any mental health concerns you may be experiencing, today is a great day to start talking. Below are some links to UK based charities, services and information that may be useful.
It is perfectly OK to have medical and psychological help with your mental health. Approximately one in four people in the UK will be affected by a mental health problem every year. Please try to acknowledge and accept when you or people around you need some support. These statistics would be nowhere near as high if the health of our minds was treated with the same openness as the health of the rest of our bodies.