Recognizes World Mental Health Day

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The World Federation for Mental Health created the day 24 years ago as a global platform for all nations to create awareness of mental health and issues associated with mental illness.

"Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness".

Better mental health support in the workplace can save United Kingdom business up to £8 billion a year, while early intervention for people can help reduce the cost of treating people with these conditions.

Fearne Cotton posted an extract from a notebook, which urged people to "not feel ashamed or alone" when living with mental health issues.

"We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing", she continued, before calling on everyone to take a stand.

The firm said today that seven employees have undergone accredited mental health training with St John Ambulance.

"The Government needs to take this hidden condition far more seriously".

"Speaking to people that are close to you can help and speak to a healthcare professional like your midwife, GP or health visitor who will tell you what support is available across the city".

Dr Eno Kufre, a Psychiatrist with a Private Psychiatrist Centre in Gwagalada on Wednesday said compounded stress and apprehension if not recognised and managed could lead to mental illness.

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She has also backed the NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group's call for more young parents to seek out support if they are struggling with mental health issues.

"Neuropsychiatric disorders are among the leading causes of worldwide disability in young people".

"Their goal is to decrease the stigma about mental illness and suicide prevention among college students specifically", said Sammy Stoll, the president of the University of Iowa chapter of Active Minds. The announcement follows recommendations from junior lawyers that all firms should consider appointing mental health first aiders and wellbeing champions.

The C.P.H.is observing Mental Health Week under the theme "Young People in Mental Health, in a Changing World" and nurse Morris-Willis said, sensitising the youth on the issue of mental health is critical.

Rachael Campey, who has spoken out on World Mental Health Day to raise awareness.

"We need to open up functional counselling centres in our institutions of learning and within the society generally". But both of us have seen how political leadership, funding, innovation and individual acts of bravery and compassion can change the world.

Today is World Mental Health Day, and the focus this year is "young people and mental health in a changing world".

With recent data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealing that men working in the construction industry are three times more at risk from suicide than those in other occupations*, Bouygues UK has introduced a new scheme to help tackle mental health issues and help staff at times of crisis.

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