Thousands sign petition calling for better mental health support at work

Victoria BID raising awareness for World Mental Health Day

Suzanne Henwood, from mBraining4Success and The Healthy Workplace will deliver a very topical keynote too many people can identify with: The terrorists within - How workplace bullying is impacting your teams' performance and impacting your teams' lives. We have always been told about the importance of physical health but not really about mental health.

A study reported in WHO, conducted for the NCMH (National Care Of Medical Health), states that at least 6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of the serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences.

Speakers from the Changing Minds project spoke to the County academy players about mental health and the problems that they might face as young men in the football environment.

The World Health Organisation has called on African countries especially those with insurgency crises to focus more attention on the mental health of children and adolescents.

Those wanting to help raise awareness of mental health issues can choose to wear a green ribbon, seen as the global symbol for the movement. While the vast majority will experience a mental health challenge around the more common areas such as anxiety and depression, it is estimated that about 690,000 Australians live with more complex or severe mental health disorders. The resource packs contain advice on how to recognise mental health issues and offer strategies to deal with emerging problems.

LabourList has more readers than ever before - but we need your support. We've started that by training our staff, our reps and members in Mental Health First Aid and by encouraging our employers to do the same to tackle stigma and discrimination at work. We need conversation between young people and adults to determine the issues within the system, and evidence-based research to address these issues.

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"When I was denied it, I fell into a depression and made a decision to turn to alcohol and drugs to ease off my disappointment", says Daniel Oyewale as Nigeria prepares to commemorate World Mental Health Day. "Our campaign helps you take your mental health into your own hands, so you can protect and improve your own mental health and that of others".

Making employees feel valued is essential to creating an open environment where they are comfortable speaking up about their mental health.

About one in five adults in the USA experiences some form of mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but only 41 per cent of those affected received mental health care or services in the past year.

"Problems appear too big, too hard or embarrassing to overcome, and suicide may look like the only option", she said. Brown on Sep. 30, health insurers must also develop treatment programs for maternal mental health issues and guidelines for obstetricians on what to do when a woman screens positive for a postpartum mood disorder.

Changing Minds is a Lottery funded project, but as the Lottery funding runs out in November, they are searching for further funding.

Peer education: Let's help young people support one another and break down the stigma often associated with mental health by introducing a peer-led mental health programme in every school. Try to encourage employee engagement with mental health initiatives to build morale, improve workplace communication and boost job satisfaction.

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