Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Mental Health Day 2018

Mental Health Day 2018

An award-winning Burnley gym operator is out to promote the positive impact exercise can have on mental health by offering people a free five-day pass in honour of World Mental Health Day.

With the recent release of 2 WHO/Europe reports, "Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe" and "Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002-2014", the health and well-being of young people is high on the regional agenda.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said United Nations is committed to creating a world where by 2030 everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to in support of their mental health, in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Hopefully, the fact that many more organisations are raising awareness of mental health issues across their workforces (51% in 2018 versus 31% in 2016) is fostering a more open culture where employees are more willing to talk about their mental health.

To raise awareness for World Mental Health Day, Victoria BID have collaborated with the charity Mind. Just like physical conditions, mental health conditions can be managed.

The NAO said even if current initiatives are delivered as planned, there would still be "significant unmet need" for mental health care. "We can not expect to save lives if people who need help are being turned away from specialist care", they wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. The public awareness campaign, during Mental Health Week, encourages people to check on their mental health and wellbeing, and those of others. Doing something you're good at and enjoy can help to reduce some symptoms of mental illness.

Today is World Mental Health Day and sometimes it can be really hard to ask for help, but there is always someone around to listen.

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The Lancet commission commission recommends an increase of investment in mental health globally. Now its 2000-strong global workforce can now access personal leave for their wellbeing and mental health when they need it most. "There's also a need to be accepted into their peer group and to conform to the norms of that group, leading to peer pressure", says Dr Tilwe.

Half of all mental illness begin by the age of 14 years, but most cases go undetected and untreated, with serious long-term consequences for mental health, it said. Social media has spawned problems like sleep disorders, the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), self-esteem issues and cyberbullying, factors which can impact the mental health of youngsters.

For the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal government has allocated 4.29 percent of its total budget for health and population, but according to the State Minister for Health and Population Dr Surendra Kumar Yadav, the budget is not enough to offer basic health services, let alone mental health.

The first thing people living with an undiagnosed mental health condition might notice is a change to their physical health.

She said that having cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for stage fright while on Strictly Come Dancing made her realise how important mental health issues are.

The chairman of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, Dr Emmanuel Alhassan, in a statement to mark this year's World Mental Health Day, which comes up tomorrow, October 10th said if mental health issues are tackled as soon as they occur, they may not degenerate to mental illnesses.

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