This Monday is World Mental Health Day (WMHD). A day set up by the World Health Organisation and marked on 10 October every year.
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority‘.
Mental Health is one of the pillars of Primordial Radio, and now more than ever with so many people struggling with their mental health, we wanted to share some ideas on how you can support yourself and others around you, today and everyday…
- Check out our mental health online hub, which is full of tips including some new information on stress and burnout, alongside advice for working and parenting.
- Times are really tough for many people at the moment, and you might be worried about how you are going to pay your bills over the winter. We have gathered together lots of useful information to help you organise your finances and understand the links between money and mental health.
- Not heard from someone for awhile or worried about someone who keeps telling you they are okay? Reach out to see if you can help. Not sure where to start? Our talking tips can make it easier to get them to open up.
- Support a local charity by fundraising, making a donation or offering your time as a volunteer. Up and down the country there are many charities making a huge difference and other community organisations like food banks who rely on the support of others.
- Want to help a fellow Primordial Member out with their subscription, why not sub-a-sub?
- If you are in England or Wales, support or find out more about Mind’s campaign, “If this speaks to you, speak to Mind”. Sometimes, finding the words to say how we feel is tough. You can feel like you’re talking another language – no one else understands. But Mind do. That’s why Mind are using spoken word to show the different ways people talk about their experiences.
- If you are in Scotland, find out more about SAMH
- Support the Mental Health Foundation by wearing a green ribbon for WMHD and #PinItForMentalHealth
- Support Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health, by wearing yellow this WMHD for their campaign #HelloYellow
- Download the World Federation for Mental Health’s WMHD campaign toolkit for more ideas of how to get involved.
Find out more about World Mental Health Day.
If you want any further information about how we are supporting better mental health within our community, please see the links below:
- Our Mental Health Pledge
- Access our Mental Health Online Hub
- #PRFam Mental Health Group
- Primordial Support Services
If you are worried about someone’s mental health, don’t be afraid to suggest that they phone a helpline (such as Samaritans on 116 123) or speak to their GP about how they have been feeling.