Today is World Mental Health Day. For over 70 years, the Mental Health Foundation have been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health.
The aim of WMHD is to raise awareness about mental health around the world and to support those experiencing mental health issues. World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
Some common statistics when it comes to Mental Health are that:
- 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
- In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week
That’s why the theme for WMHD this year is to 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'.
The Green Ribbon has become a symbol for World Mental Health Day so WMHD are asking for people to wear a green ribbon, or alternatively anything green, to show support.
You can buy a ribbon here should you wish to show your support.