Ministry unveils mental health awareness drive

Ministry unveils mental health awareness drive

Nearly a quarter (24%) of Scots don't feel comfortable talking about mental health at work, a survey has revealed.

Among Canadian respondents, the study also found a third (34 per cent) of those who've had one mental-health episode didn't seek out professional help, while a quarter (24 per cent) who had multiple mental-health episodes didn't seek out help either.

This was stated by Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Professor Dr Rizwan Taj here on Wednesday while talking to APP in an interview regarding World Mental Health Day, falling on October 10.

He said World Mental Health Day was a ideal time for all of us to focus on awareness and treatment of mental diseases, which are also a big reason of suicides especially among youngsters.

Yarrawonga Health is encouraging people to do things they enjoy and do them more often for a mental health benefit.

Holmes added, "It is clear that something needs to be done in order to move the industry to one that is more supportive and open".

See Me is now calling on employers to create cultures where workers feel confident to speak about their mental health. We will continue to work with healthcare partners and other organisations across Qatar to raise the profile of mental health and wellbeing and to promote an environment where mental health is talked about as openly as physical health, . The pledge is a commitment to change the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace.

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"The worst case is that someone struggling with their mental health could consider suicide".

The survey asked if the workplace was a stressor and an issue behind respondents' poor mental health, with 29 per cent saying they've felt burnt out at work and 20 per cent reporting they've lost sleep as a result of work-related issues.

The question is what steps managers or those in-charge can take to initiate mental health conversations and get the necessary help for employees that might need it.

"Citing example of EY (formerly Ernst and Young), which started a We Care program two years ago to educate employees about mental health, Ms. Aarons-Mele says, ".given the right support, employees who struggle with their mental health can do great work".

"It's important that in all areas of our lives we are able to say we're not okay, especially in work".

K-State also offers resources through Lafene Health Center and Counseling Services to provide mental health support to students throughout their time in college.

"We don't want to push our services on people but we want people to know they can approach us", she said.

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