World Mental Health Day 2018



Wednesday 10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day.

Thousands of people across the globe are calling for change, reflecting on progress made and showing support for better mental health.   Their goal is to help raise awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity.

Every year one in four adults and one child in ten, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capacity of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.  

The Samaritans want to encourage people to listen to the really important things their friends, family and colleagues need to tell them, and to actually devote some time and attention to being better listeners.

When people feel listened to, it can save a life.

Become a better listener with their SHUSH listening tips:

For more information regarding World Mental Health Day please visits the Samaritans web page