World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10th October each year and presents an opportunity for us all to create awareness. This year the World Health Organisation asks us to unite and promote the theme “Mental health is a universal human right.” Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of mental wellness.
Good mental health is vital to our overall health and wellbeing. I was shocked to learn that one in eight people globally are currently living with mental health conditions which impact their physical health, how they interact with others and how they feel about themselves. I know from my work that good mental health is fundamental to enjoying life, finding meaning and creating positive outcomes.
We must challenge the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health issues and help those that need guidance to find it. A simple conversation can often be enough for someone to feel supported and reach out for professional help.
SafeWork NSW writes “our mental health and wellbeing at work isn’t just our own personal responsibility. It takes a community.” In other words, we all have a role to play. One of the ways we can help others is through a simple act of kindness, lifting the mood by sharing some laughter, taking care of our own mental state, writing a list of all the things we are grateful for, organising a meeting outside so you can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, be open to listening.
So, to contribute to Mental Health Month and acknowledging that I have a role to play, I have teamed up with Blisspot to support you.
We are running a free event “From Stress to Success” to help you discover effective strategies to overcome stress, boost your energy levels and achieve your goals with ease.
This will take place on Friday 27 October from 12 noon until 2pm. Everyone is welcome, bring friends and colleagues. To save your spot, click here.