What is World Mental Health day?
The 10th of October is celebrated as World Mental Health day. This initiative was started by the World Health Organization in an attempt to raise awareness of mental health support all over the world. This year the theme is “Mental Health for all”.
Below is an excerpt from the president of the World Federation for Mental Health, Dr Ingrid Daniels:
“Together we are stronger and together we can make a big difference all over the world. World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness in the global community about the critical mental health agendas – with a unifying voice through collaboration with various partners – to take action and to create lasting change through the messages we promote.”
To read the full message click here.
For more information about the WHO and World Mental Health Day click here.
What are we doing about it?
We at Life Links understand that this year particularly has been very difficult with the ongoing pandemic. According to research conducted by the charity MIND, 60% of adults, and 68% of young people in the UK have said their mental health got worse during Lockdown.
To combat this and to celebrate World Mental Health day we are hosting various workshops throughout the month of October. These workshops are related to some of the key areas in peoples mental wellbeing, Such as Suicide Prevention and Gratitude.
If you are interested in attending any of our workshops and would like more information, don’t hesitate to contact us here.
If you are new to Life links and Richmond Fellowship, feel free to call our Helpline for more information of the services we provide, and how we can help you make a positive impact on your mental health!