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World Mental Health Day 10th October 2021 and Mental Health Support 

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October is ‘mental health in an unequal world’, asking us to think about the issues that cause mental health inequality both locally and globally.  The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.  

Stigma and discrimination towards those with mental health issues is one key reason for these inequalities. Almost 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems say that the stigma surrounding mental health has a negative impact on their education, work and personal lives. The stigma around mental health can make it more difficult for those having difficulties to seek help.

For more information for how to look after our mental health please visit: 

World Health Organisation

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/2021

Mental Health Foundation

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day

Mentally Healthy Schools

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/2711/secondary-wmhd-toolkit.pdf
 

Pho movementThe Photography Movement

https://www.thephotographymovement.com/

The Photography Movement is a non-profit organisation, founded to help all humankind express their feelings and emotions around mental health through the medium of photography.

A carefully curated programme of photography exhibitions, workshops and talks, encourage individuals of all ages to compose, connect and communicate.

APPS for General Wellbeing 

Nhs

Moodometer  - NHS Free app allows the user to track and understand influences behind their mood. Acting like a mood diary, this app can be helpful in identifying triggers that can impact on low mood and also suggest ways to lift your mood. 

 

 

InsInsightight Timer app

The #1 free app for sleep, anxiety and stress with more than 100k guided meditations led by the best teachers from Great Britain and the world.

Insight Timer has a huge library of content: over 80,000 free guided meditations from over 10,000 teachers on topics like stress, relationships, healing, sleep, creativity, and more.

Right from the beginning, the app feels like a global community—the world map on the home screen shows a collective of 18 million meditators, and announces, “741k today, 7k now.” After you finish a meditation, you’ll learn exactly how many people were meditating “with you” during that time—and by setting your location, you can even see meditators nearby and what tracks they’re listening to.

 

Smile

Smiling Mind app

Smiling Mind, Free App.  Mindfulness meditation Free developed by psychologists and educators for children and young people offering youth-appropriate mindfulness sessions. 

 

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