World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2021
The theme for 2021’s World Mental Health Day ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ focuses on those in society whose mental health may have been more affected by the pandemic. Over three-quarters of young workers have experienced mental health challenges, adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities. A survey of over 14,000 adults by the mental health charity Mind has revealed that existing inequalities in housing, employment, finances and other issues have had a greater impact on the mental health of people from different Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) groups than white people during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Rethink mental illness have some real life stories to share of those experiencing anxiety and depression and resources to support.
- Mental Health UK will be raising the profile of mental health in the UK in their ‘Forward Together for Mental Health’ programme and have produced a conversation guide to talking to someone about their mental health.
- Mind are looking to widen the access to support and resources for mental health and asking people to share their own story on mental health.
- Mental Health Foundation have produced a guide on ‘how to look after your mental health’ and ‘how to support good mental health at work’
- The Every Mind Matters refreshed campaign which champions the little things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing
- The Every Mind Matters Mind Plan quiz, Covid-19 hub and tips on how to boost your mood on the Campaign Resource Centre
- Information on the staff mental health and wellbeing hubs
- Information on the NHS 24/7 all-ages crisis lines
- Supporting children’s mental health with advice for children blog post
- Advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to support a child blog post
- Information on children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS)