2022-10-10 13:05

World Mental Health Day 2022 - 10th October

Image: World Mental Health Day Kindness posterAnnually World Mental Health Day focuses on supporting those with mental health issues, educating the general public in order to help remove the stigma around mental health in general.

By doing so, we hope to ensure those suffering from any form of mental health illness and distress; will be able to feel safe to speak of their feelings without being judged.

The day also follows on from the World Suicide Prevention Day in September each year.

Today on World Mental Health Day 2022, the CWU North West Regional Mental Health Network have produced a new Sway document full of information and support for sufferers of problems negatively affecting their mental health.

It is also all of use those helping to support those we know who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress and perhaps other forms of mental health illness.

Meanwhile, the MHN have produced the poster on this page which you can also download to print off by clicking on the poster image.

The Mental Health Foundation supports today and says on its website:

"The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.

The theme of 2022's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'.

For over 70 years, we’ve been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone. We must do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society.

We will continue to call on national and local governments to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.
World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling."

In addition The Mental Health Foundation has sent all those on their e-mailing list the following support ideas:

"Today is World Mental Health Day, an opportunity for us to come together to talk about mental health.

One way that you can show your support for mental health awareness is by joining our #PinItForMentalHealth movement. 

The little ribbon with a lot of meaning is more than just the international symbol for mental health awareness.

Today, thousands of people will be sharing pictures of themselves on social media wearing our green ribbon pin or virtual ribbon. Join in, tag us on social media and use the hashtags #PinItForMentalHealth and #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Mental health matters every day though, so order your green ribbon pin now to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past that you care about their mental health."

You can order your mental health green badge by clicking on the pic above.

CWU North West's Region Mental Health Network has produced this MS Sway document which provides support information and signposting to sources of help with regard to the issues around mental health:

Readers of this website will be used to this form of documentation which can also be downloaded here in PDF format.

You can adjust the way in which this document is accessed and viewed by clicking on the small icons top right of the document below.

More information about the day, can be found on the following organisation's website:

World Federation for Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

Source: CWU NW MHN / MHN / WHO


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