The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority‘.
The last couple of years have brought many challenges for all of us but, in particular, for people with mental health conditions, many of whom have been experiencing even greater social isolation than before.
Statistics from NHS Digital 2020 paint a worrying picture –
In 2020 1 in 6 young people had a mental health problem, compared to 1 in 10 in 2017
Black people are four times more likely than white people to be detained under the Mental Health Act
58% of people receiving benefits said that their mental health was poor
There are lots of ways you can get involved – whether you are an individual, a group or an organisation. Take a look at the Mental Health Foundation’s website https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk and at MIND’s site https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/ there is lots of information, support and resources available.