The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day.
Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re talking about the taboo that is mental health. 1 in 6 people in the last week experienced a common mental health problem – so why aren’t more people talking about it?
Mental Health is Just As Important as Physical Health.
Because we don’t value our emotional health as much as we do our physical health. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health and it is time we paid attention to our minds as well as our bodies.
Mental health problems can affect anyone at any age at any point in life so it’s crucial that we start to speak about it. So why not start today? Show your support for better emotional health and start looking after your own emotional well-being!
This year, the theme of world mental health day is Workplace well-being. So whether you’re working in a dental practice, a shop, a food outlet or an office, your emotional health at work is important.
Nearly 15% of people experience emotional health problems in the workplace and women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have an emotional health problem as full-time employed men.
Over 13% of all absence sickness days in the UK are due to emotional health problems.
Help is Out There.
There is help out there in the workplace. Workplaces are now pushing to strive for better mental health in the workplace. Some organisations are putting in place procedures that make it easier to talk about any emotional health and to take time off if necessary.
So today on World Mental Health Day, give a thought to your mental health. Whether it’s in the workplace, or at home, it is vital that you take care of all aspects of your health. No matter how trivial you think it may be.
Helpful Links and Information
If you are struggling with your mental health, and would like to chat about it, call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393. As an alternative, speak to your GP and see what help is on offer to you.
We’ve attached some links from www.mind.org.uk that have some great information: