Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to US$16 trillion (S$22 trillion) between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report published on Tuesday (Oct 9). Whilst individually people report difficulties accessing the right services and long waiting lists (which vary massively from area to area) the Government's own spending watchdog warns of a ticking timebomb.
Munchetty then questioned the Health Secretary once more as she wanted greater clarification on how long people anxious their mental health would be seen by health care professionals in the future. "We need their voices to shape their future in the right way, using their creativity and energy to make change". They both aim to raise awareness and understanding of mental health challenges in the home and workplace, as well as encouraging stronger wellbeing.
As the interview was coming to a close, Munchetty questioned the Health Secretary about the length of time people have to wait to be seen by a mental health professional.
"We know there are many schools that are doing excellent things in this area, often in hard circumstances, but this needs to keep improving and be consistent in all schools".
We're working with employers in every sector of the United Kingdom economy to help them do this.
Today marks World Mental Health Day and this week is Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand.
Addressing mental health is crucial for all organisations - particularly considering the prevalence of poor mental health within the workplace.
Understand the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of mental health problems. "There's also a need to be accepted into their peer group and to conform to the norms of that group, leading to peer pressure", says Dr Tilwe.
Xercise4Less is giving people the chance to work out for free and experience for themselves the positive effects exercise can have on their mental health. In Africa, nearly three out of four countries spend less than 1% of their health budget on mental health, the World Health Organisation's 2015 Mental Health Atlas shows.
"It is for this reason that there can be no sustainable development without attention to mental health".
We are aware that the World Federation for Mental Health created the day 24 years ago as a global platform for all nations to create awareness of mental health and issues associated with mental illness.
Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood. Social media has spawned problems like sleep disorders, the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), self-esteem issues and cyberbullying, factors which can impact the mental health of youngsters. Our mental health charter for employers goes even further, committing employers to promote equality of opportunity in recruitment and selection, to provide ongoing awareness and education on mental health conditions.
The 2011 Youth Risk Behaviour Survey (YRBS) found that a quarter of grade 8-11 learners across all nine provinces had felt so sad or hopeless that they couldn't engage in their usual daily activities for two weeks or more.