Speaking up for mental health awareness

Speaking up for mental health awareness

'Introducing and incentivising the use of mental health days could help prevent stress escalating and turning into longer-term sickness absence by encouraging self-care'.

The 18-year-old was in an adult mental health unit in the Duchy when he took his own life.

The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that 16.2 million people in the United States have experienced major depression at least once in the past year.

For over a quarter (28%) of businesses in this sector, mental health is now a bigger issue among employees than physical illness. In fact, MIND found that four in five people with mental health problems have lived in housing that has made their mental health worse. Classes are also available to join throughout the week and the gym also offers a separate ladies' only gym area. 64% stated that their wellbeing strategy is "a work in progress but heading in the right direction" and 58% said mental wellness is crucial within the workplace, so they are going to ramp up their efforts.

This comes after they launched a mental health survey which revealed that 90% of the public say they still feel there is a taboo around discussing mental health.

Some studies have suggested that job strain is the leading cause of stress in the US, but could the intensity of a high-pressured work environment lead to common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression?

Isle of Wight Radio is joining BBC and commercial radio stations around the UK to unite for the first time to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health.

Ryan said: "I found Chasing the Stigma after I went to my GP for help with anxiety problems".

"We also need to change at a societal level". Mental health concerns are more likely to be spotted too, enabling organisations to support employees with early interventions.

Bauer has recently trained 7 members of its HR team to be mental health first aiders and provides access to professional support via well-being organisation NABS and an Employee Assistance programme. What came out most strongly was a sense that we are reaching a limit on the responsibilities schools and their staff can take on in the absence of additional ongoing funding.

Brands aimed at an older audience have also addressed mental health issues, including the "toxic masculinity" that results in many young men being unhappy and contemplating suicide.

"We spend so much of our time at work, and although it can be very fast-paced or stressful at times, the environment we spend the majority of our week in should never make us feel uncomfortable, or be the cause of our mental ill-health".

For confidential support with mental health or suicidal feelings, call Samaritans on 116 123. This month's interim report from the Review into the Mental Health Act emphasises that "those with the most severe forms of mental illness have the greatest needs, and continue to be the most neglected and discriminated against".