Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day, an important day meant to open up the conversation about our mental health, and identifying opportunities for those who need help to get it.
In support of World Mental Health Day, a number of organisations are offering ‘mental health checks’ online, to encourage people to check in and address any emotions they may be struggling with.
The NHS are sharing a ‘How are you quiz’, as part of their ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign.
This is a quick questionnaire that will provide you with your own personal ‘mind plan’, whether you’re struggling emotionally, aiming to quit smoking, or simply want to lead a more active lifestyle.
By providing your contact details online, this gives the NHS the ability to provide you with support networks by email or text.
The theme of the campaign this year is suicide prevention. Every year close to 800 000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide.
If you are struggling with your mental health, there are a wide a variety of charities that can help you should you need to reach out,
Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774
CALM – 0800 58 58 58
MIND – 0300 123 3393