Today, we would like everyone reading our Blog post to focus on the importance of our mental health and see what we can do as a community to raise awareness.
Each year the World Federation for Mental Health has a different theme and this year’s focus is suicide prevention. Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide.
Our aim as an employer is to draw everyone’s attention to the topic of mental health and make the society realise it’s happening around us.
Did you know?
- 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.
- Mental illness is the largest single source of burden of disease in the UK.
- Men aged 40-49 have the highest suicide rates in Great Britain.
- Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and a major contributor to suicide and coronary heart disease.
There is help out there – if you are in need speak to your family member, or closest friend. They will help you to find information, come with you to appointments or simply give encouragement and support. Start with booking an appointment with GP or a trained therapist, they will then advice you what to do next.
We can do it – together!