Mental Health Support

World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2017.  According to the World Health Organisation one in four people will suffer with mental health or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.  Around 450 million people suffer from such conditions, placing mental health disorders among the leading causes of ill health and disability worldwide.

Carrying out everyday tasks can pose a huge challenge for people living with mental health conditions and often a kind word, gesture or words of encouragement from a loved one, friend or work colleague can make a difference to those days that seem hard to get through.

Mental Health Charity MIND offer a huge array of support and advice. Please see the link below for further information;

https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/

According to the Mental Health Foundation we know that 50% of mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 24.  10% of children and young people (aged 5 – 16) have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem and yet trying to encourage children and young people to talk about how they feel continues to be a struggle.  Feel free to follow the attached link to Anna Freud’s National Centre for Children and Families ‘Tips for talking’ aimed at helping with those difficult first conversations about mental health.

http://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/schools-in-mind/youre-never-too-young-to-talk-mental-health/tips-for-talking-for-parents-and-carers/

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