Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time. World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a great opportunity to show your support for better mental health and raise awareness of these issues...
1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems this year, which is why it is so important that we have the confidence to address these issues, advocate against social stigma, remind ourselves what resources are available for us all and start looking after our own wellbeing.
It benefits us all to talk about mental health — but many people find this very challenging. If a colleague or friend says they're fine, they might not be. To really find out, ask twice.
There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health and you don't have to be an expert to talk... find out here how the simple act of asking twice can help support our conversations with friends and colleagues, with tips to help with what to do next if they open up to you. Having a colleague in your corner can make all the difference.
The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day is suicide and suicide prevention. Every year, close to 800,000 people globally take their own life and many more people attempt suicide.
Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families and communities, and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. It's the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 years in the UK and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally.
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