Changing Minds discuss mental health with Newport County under 18s

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 10, 2018

Observed each year on October 10, World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness and change attitudes surrounding mental health issues around the world by encouraging people to looking after their own well-being.

Connect - staying in touch with family and friends can help us feel valued, and in turn make us happier and more secure. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. It is time we made people aware of what mental health really is. For many, these are exciting times. Spending time with them, increased communication helps.

Also, children and adolescents with mental health disorders often faced stigma and limited access to healthcare and education, in violation of their human rights, he said. The habits formed during adolescence become one's lifestyle, milestones with various long term implications for adult health.

Although mental illness is fast becoming the world's most expensive disease-particularly because it afflicts so many young people at the beginning of their working lives-the illnesses remain both tragic and hidden.

That's why, in May this year, I teamed up with Bauer Media and Mental Health First Aid England to create Where's Your Head At.

"Finding out how many people get the illnesses was surprising, knowing how common it actually is".

Those wanting to help raise awareness of mental health issues can choose to wear a green ribbon, seen as the worldwide symbol for this movement. "These are five proven things we can all do in our everyday lives to build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing". It's this stigma which is part of the reason why time taken off for mental health represents the single biggest cost to United Kingdom businesses - All the evidence shows the earlier mental ill health is detected the easier it is to treat and manage. That's why it's so important to talk about what's going on and seek support early.

If and when the employee is ready, the manager should work with them to develop a support and action plan to enable the employee to maintain a good standard of performance while ensuring their wellbeing.

However, it is incredibly important that children and adolescents do receive the professional help and support when they need it, rather than waiting months or even years for treatment.

"Across the globe, some societies still discriminate against people with mental health problems".

Based on the PHQ9 and GAD7 questionnaires commonly used to diagnose and measure the severity of anxiety and depression, where early clinical assessments are in place, 88% of patients show improvements in their condition after just a four-month period of tailored support and therapy from RedArc. There is a time where we may not be doing great when it comes to mental health, and that is fine.

"If we educate young people then they grow up with that knowledge and take it into the workplace but they also have the knowledge to support themselves", she said.

It is estimated that 23 per cent of people living with a diagnosable mental health condition are not receiving the help they need.

They can also organize conversations at offices, schools and their local community with friends, neighbors and family members about the importance of mental health and how to quickly recognize the signs of mental health problems such as depression.

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