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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: How to Offer Help and Hope

  Hope is something that seems out of reach for people who are suicidal. But the message of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is hopeful. The theme this year is ‘Creating Hope Through Action.’ Each one of us can offer help and hope to someone who is struggling. Suicide: It’s complicated According to the […]

How Schools Can Promote Good Mental Health

  An increasing number of children and young people are developing mental health problems in the UK, and the statistics make for grim reading. Suicide is the leading cause of death of young people in the UK 10% of school children have a diagnosable mental illness 75% of children and young people with mental health […]

Boys Don’t Cry: The Prevalence of Male Suicide in The UK

Suicide is the biggest cause of death of men under 45 in the UK. While suicidal feelings are more common than you would think, 75% of people who act on those feelings are male. So why is male suicide so prevalent, and how can you help someone who is suicidal? Why is male suicide so […]

9 Myths About Mental Illness: How Much Do You Know?

Even though our understanding of mental health has come a long way, myths around it still exist, and they need to be challenged if we are ever going to be able to really help people with mental health problems. Here are 9 myths about mental illness. How much do you know? Mental health myths People […]

Mind Your Language: Why the Way We Talk About Mental Health Has to Change

How many times have you said ‘I’m a bit OCD’ flippantly? Most of us probably have and while it might not seem like a big issue, the language we use when we’re speaking about mental health is. The truth is that referring to people with mental health problems as ‘nutters’ or ‘loonies’ only serves to […]

How Can We Tackle Mental Health Stigma?

Mental illness is common, and it will affect one in four people at some point in their lives. Figures from the Mental Health Foundation show that depression affects around one in 12 people and that mental illness affects 450 million people globally. But even though mental illness touches so many lives, there is still a […]

60% of People in the Uk Can’t Identify Common Mental Health Symptoms

A study carried out by BUPA and Mental Health First Aid England has found that 60% of people in the UK are unable to identify the symptoms of common mental health conditions. There appears to be an increased awareness of mental health issues, but knowledge on the specifics is lacking, which results in delays in […]