It would also be unfair to suggest that this day of recognition doesn’t help people, because it does.
After asking for help more than six months ago, Jacqueline is still on the waiting list for mental health treatment on the NHS. It will also teach those kids, as well as other kids who don’t have anything, that mental illnesses are not scary and everyone can still be amongst each other without problems.
October 10 marks a day of education and recognition for those living with mental health issues and push for greater understanding and focus on the desperate need for adequate services.
By extension, this contributes to good mental health for all and the opportunity to change all our futures. 7% said they had been physically attacked by colleagues or customers in the past year, rising to 13% of blue-collar workers, 15% of BAME people, one in five (20%) non-binary people and almost a third (30%) of senior leaders.
Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: “Mental health issues can be a vicious cycle for employees, fuelled by persistent presenteeism and the need to be “always on”.
Together, they will pool their knowledge to help improve mental health outcomes.
The nurse commented that all of the topics were interrelated because “a person who is having problems with sexual identity or who is experiencing depression or a person who has been bullied often times it leads to suicide”.
“I had been going through an extremely tough year with my own physical health and my loved ones were also going through extremely hard situations, I found my own mental health deteriorating rapidly”.
She said: “I have had my own experience with mental health issues which I only came to terms with at the start of 2018”.
The PM’s announcement comes a day after the National Audit Office said the government may be “even further away than it thought” from achieving its goal of equal access to physical and mental health services for young people.
Across England, more than 21,000 people were sectioned on 31 March, an increase of five per cent from a year previously – though part of this increase can be explained by some trusts not providing figures in 2017.
Doyle-Price, the newly appointed minister for mental health, inequalities and – now – suicide prevention, said she understands “how tragic, devastating and long-lasting the effect of suicide can be on families and communities”.
According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 people have been and/or will be affected by mental illness during the course of their life.
It also recommended a wholesale shift to community-based care for mental health patients, with psychosocial treatments such as talking therapies being offered not just by medical professionals, but also by community health workers, peers, teachers and the clergy.