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It's World Mental Health Day today! (10 Oct)

It's World Mental Health Day today! (10 Oct)
10 October 2017

Happy World Mental Health Day! 

The theme is ‘mental health in the workplace’ and we’re supporting Time to Change, a growing movement that’s changing how we all think and act about mental health.

It’s easy to dismiss mental health problems as something that only affects other people.

But with one in four people experiencing mental health problems every year, these difficulties can affect any of us – a friend, member of the family or work colleague. 

Without support from others, people with mental health problems can lose what they care about most. It’s a time when you need your friends, family and colleagues more than ever. So, if someone you know is acting differently, step in and stand in your mate's corner. 

You don’t have to be an expert to be supportive. It can be as simple as checking in with someone, asking them how they’re doing, listening and not judging, just being there and being yourself. 

You can find out more about Time to Change and their 'In Your Corner' campaign at time-to-change.org.uk. Time to Change is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.