Thursday, 10 October 2019

World Mental Health Day

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and overcoming social stigma. The theme of this year's event is suicide and suicide prevention; suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 in the UK. Schools, workplaces and organisations are being encouraged to raise understanding of mental health and wellbeing to ensure that those who need it most receive the support they need.

World Mental Health Day is a timely reminder to us all to take time to talk to and confide in those we trust most, so this World Mental Health Day, why not take a few minutes to sit down with a cup of tea and share what's on your mind with a friend, colleague or family member? Or take a moment to ask someone how they are today? It could make the world of difference.