World Mental Health Awareness Day
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10-16th October every year. This year's theme set by the World Federation For Mental Health is 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'. A useful video created by the Mental Health Foundation can be found here - https://youtu.be/TdDioDtjkis. The theme, chosen for 2021, highlights that access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access in high income countries is not much better. Lack of investment in mental health disproportionate to the overall health budget contributes to the mental health treatment gap.
The pandemic has put the mental health of millions at risk. And access to mental health support is too often determined by where we live or who we are. It shouldn’t be like this. But we can change things. This World Mental Health Day, do one thing and join us as we fight to right this injustice. Together we can fight for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support for all. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
For anyone that wants to get involved with World Mental Health Day you can wear your green ribbon which can be found here - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/green-ribbon-campaign/buy/green-ribbon-pin-badges and #PinItForMentalHealth or #WorldMentalHealthDay on instagram to join the movement.
As some of you may know Liz and a group of 9 girls called 'The Supercharged Squad' are planning to climb Snowdon to raise money for two great causes in October. They are all extremely passionate about Mental Health and well-being of children and adults and they know it is our mission to help, support, educate and guide people to have a more fulfilled life with positive mind-sets. They want to show people that through resilience, support and sheer determination everyone CAN and WILL get through it. They want to give people hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. To donate and read their story please find the link attached - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/liz-rotherham-1