World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year and this year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.

As found by the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. Anxiety and depression are the most common problems, with around 1 in 10 people affected at any one time.

There are a number of ways to look after your mental health and the Mental Health Foundation has 10 ways you can look after your mental health, which can be found here: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health

If you feel as if you need help with your mental health, you can find a local services on the Health Surrey website here: www.healthysurrey.org.uk/mental-wellbeing/adults/local-services

You may also be assisted by the NHS Every Mind Matters webpages: www.mindmattersnhs.co.uk