10 October every year is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.
The objective of the Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
It provides an opportunity for everyone working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done.
Do you need urgent help?
If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you’re worried about someone you know – help is available.
You’re not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery.
If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E.