World Mental Health Day 2022: Start Conversations, Break the Stigma.

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for everyone to raise awareness of mental health and to engage in conversations to break the stigmas surrounding mental health and wellbeing.

According to MIND, the mental health charity, each year, one-in-four people will experience a mental health problem and too many do not know where to reach out for support, or how to share what they are going through.

This year, WMHD aims to make mental health a global priority. The NHS Long Term Plan is committed to creating a community model of mental health care to support the improvement of mental health care and equality.

We know that more people are experiencing poor mental health because of the rising cost of living, isolation following the Covid-19 pandemic and anxieties surrounding the future.

We can all play a part in improving mental health care and reducing stigmas. Act today.

Taking small actions will help encourage mental health conversations and help people to talk about mental health with friends, family and colleagues in a supportive manner.

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership offers health and wellbeing support, including Mental Health support to all staff within our organisations across the partnership. Resources such as:

We also offer services to patients and staff such as Qwell and Talking Therapies.

Qwell is a service for anyone aged 18+ and offers one-on-one online sessions with qualified counsellors, peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums, online journals and health and wellbeing articles. It is free to anyone 18+ in Humber and North Yorkshire.

Talking Therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

You can access talking therapies for free on the NHS by self-referral or via your GP.

You can find out more about local Talking Therapies services via the websites below or by speaking to your GP for a referral.

Since January 2019 Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership launched the #TalkSuicide campaign and training and have since trained over 19,000 people.

In just 20 minutes you can learn how to:

  • Identify the signs of when someone might be suffering
  • Feel comfortable speaking out in a supportive manner
  • Signpost anyone suffering to the correct services and support.

You can join the #TalkSuicide training today and take action to expand your knowledge surrounding mental health.

There is lots we can do to improve mental health care and to raise awareness this World Mental Health Day #WMHD.

If you need urgent help, or if you’re worried about someone you know, help is available from the services below: