World Mental Health Day
October 9, 2020
The 10th October every year highlights Mental Health Day. It is a great day to start looking after your own wellbeing and show your support for better mental health for all. This year has been far from ‘normal’, months in lockdown have had a massive impact on us all, putting our mental health first has never been more important.
Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. This year’s theme of World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health for all’. A day to take a moment and think about our mental health and those around us. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the last week have experienced a common mental health problem. This is one too many.
Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year. Being aware of signs of bad mental health can help you identify the problem before it gets worse.
Signs of bad mental health:
- poor concentration
- being easily distracted
- worrying more
- finding it hard to make decisions
- feeling less interested in day-to-day activities
- low mood
- feeling overwhelmed by things
- tiredness and lack of energy
- sleeping more or less
- talking less and avoiding social activities
- talking more or talking very fast, jumping between topics and ideas
- finding it difficult to control your emotions
- drinking more
- irritability and short temper
There are many organisations and charities that offer support and advice for those who may be struggling and need help:
Anxiety UK Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk
CALM Website: www.thecalmzone.net
Mental Health Foundation Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
MIND Website: www.mind.org.uk
Samaritans Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
SANE Website: www.sane.org.uk/support
Young Minds Website: www.youngminds.org.uk
Cavendish Homecare’s Mental Health Service
At Cavendish Homecare we understand the importance of Mental Health. Our wealth of experience gained from over 30 years of delivering care to patients suffering with Mental Health illnesses has enabled us to draw on extensive knowledge to support and treat each individual’s unique needs.