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World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2016

World Mental Health Day will take place on 10th October 2016. This awareness day acts as an opportunity to raise global awareness about mental health issues around the world.


The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.


Why is World Mental Health Day important?

Every day, and all around us, people often experience personal crises, from potentially losing a loved one, going through a stressful situation at work, or experiencing a serious physical illness. There are also people who sadly experience abuse and/or violence, all of which increase stress and the likelihood of developing mental health problems.


The principle of first aid is that all or any of us may need to step in to help when someone needs it, and to help them to see if they need professional help. All of us may need to build our confidence to do this with the people we are close to, our family, friends and colleagues.


What will happen on World Mental Health Day?

The aim behind this campaign is to get the nation talking about mental health, which is one of the best things you can do to look after your mental health. People are being encouraged to take 10 minutes to have a chat with a friend, loved one or colleague about mental health and wellbeing, to help break down the barriers people feel talking about their mental health.


You can find more information about mental health support and advice services available in Bury:







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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 10th October 2016
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This page was last updated on: 20/10/2016