Mental health information now available on Town Council website

10/11/2017 03:00 |

Mental health information now available on Town Council website

Whereas, a negative working environment can do the opposite.

The Mental Health Foundation have published a guide and are calling on people to use it to make their workplaces more "mentally friendly". The UK-based NGO, Institute of Leadership and Management, City and Guilds diploma course will introduce to TT and the region the internationally-accredited Mental Health First Responder Leadership Training course.

Visiting various displacement camps between Mosul and Arbil, MSF conducted 17,000 individual consultations between January and September this year. Workers have a right to a safe and secure workplace, one that ensures they are not harmed either physically or mentally by their work environment. We recognize that addressing these topics is vital for both our employees and the patients that they work with. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist who publicly advocates for mental health awareness - particularly for Black girls and women, who happen to be among the most underserved populations with regard to mental health care despite research indicating they're disproportionately vulnerable to mental health issues. He said the problem with that is that people don't know what is happening nor how to respond to it. We are all just human & sometimes we need that time to work on ourselves!

It's getting better, but mental health seems to still be a topic that borders on the line of taboo.

She explains that for some people, it might be workload issues that trigger it, and for others, family issues.

"Although depression (except in severe, chronic and debilitating cases) is not a disability, it can cause impairment at work and have an impact on daily life from sleeping to work, concentrating, regulating emotions, or caring for oneself and needs to be addressed via the correct channels". They would have a more informed idea of what to do.

Support is available for employees too. Which, if they're a decent person, will be a good one. "She said many people have it worse than me so I should suck it up", Sarah recalled.

Only once there is a pragmatic response to mental health will people finally gain the confidence to start asking for the support that is so clearly needed.

"I think people lost so much, and finally they have someone to talk to", he said. "The idea of that is that we begin to connect professionals", he said.

Mr Sinclair said there is a need for mental ill health to be treated with the same seriousness as physical illnesses.

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year.

Between five and 15 percent of any population suffers from psycho-social conditions, such as depression, anxiety or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

"Workplaces that promote mental health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains". So it's perhaps unsurprising that employers lose £2.4bn a year replacing staff affected by mental health issues.

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