World Mental Health Day 2021
Sunday 10 October 2021 is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is observed every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness and breaking down the stigma of mental health issues around the world.
The stigma and discrimination experienced by people who experience mental ill health not only affects that persons physical and mental health, stigma also affects their educational opportunities, current and future earning and job prospects, and also affects their families and loved ones. (Source: World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH))
Prioritise your mental health
Your mental health should be your priority because it impacts our whole life. We want to raise as much awareness as possible on this World Mental Health Day, and to remind you that Community Living Well is here for you.
We offer the following services:
- Talking Therapies (IAPT) – Short-term support for when you experience difficult emotions, such as, low mood, worry and stress
- Peer Support – Wellbeing workshops, one-to-one peer support, peer support groups, social activities and peer support training with other people who have had similar experiences to you
- Employment – Advice and support to gain and retain paid employment, improve your employability skills and know your rights in the workplace
- Navigators – Practical support with a range of issues including benefits, debt, housing options, access to health and social care services and support to access specialist advice and information
- Self-Care – Support and activities that help you to take care of your own mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
You can refer yourself to the Community Living Well service here.
These local organisations also offer crucial support.
Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 4th October 2021