Highland Council supports World Mental Health Day (10 October 2015)

This year’s Mental Health day on 10 October aims to raise awareness of what can be done to ensure people with mental health problems can live with dignity.

One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year.  This can have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people in the UK, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day.

The Council aims to raise awareness of and reduce stigma around mental health and, provide appropriate support to staff through a range of resources.

This support and intervention aims to give staff the confidence to discuss mental health openly in the workplace, manage their own mental health and wellbeing and, provide appropriate support to others when required.  

Although stress is not a mental health condition, it may be a symptom of something else and may lead to a mental health issue if not managed appropriately.  Managing stress is a key part of creating a mentally healthy workplace.

World Mental Health Day aims to get us all talking openly about mental health, mental illnesses and the treatment and preventions that are available to us all.

Highland Council Leader, Margaret Davidson said: “Members fully supported the inclusion of an ambition around mental health in the Council’s Programme, “Highland First”. We will support work across all partners to reduce stigma around mental health and to promote good mental health and wellbeing in our communities and amongst our staff. We will have a particular focus on positive mental health for our young people and will support innovative ways to address this issue.”

Visit the World Mental Health Day official website and don't be afraid to talk about your problems this World Mental Health Day.

8 Oct 2015
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