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World Mental Health Day 2021

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It took a pandemic for the world to wake up to all sorts of issues, mental health is just one. There’s hope that in the future mental health will be as accepted as physical health. Today there are many events for World Mental Health Day. Whatever you do, or don’t – be gentle on yourselves and others.

Here are some helpful websites:

I encourage anyone (but especially young people) to Journal for health.

Journal Writing

World Health Organisation

Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted.

Yet there is cause for optimism. During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments from around the world recognized the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels. And some countries have found new ways of providing mental health care to their populations. © 2021 WHO

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

https://www.who.int/key-messages

  • Close to one billion people have a mental disorder and anyone, anywhere, can be affected.
  • Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. Globally, it is estimated that 5% of adults suffer from depression.

© 2021 WHO

Mental Health UK

MIND

https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/wmhd-2021-resources/

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© 2021 Mind

#WorldMentalHealthDay

Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe have a SpeakEasy Wellbeing Special tonight at 7 PM (GMT). Come and have a watch & a listen!

The link will go live here.

A Short, Inspirational Trip

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Busy day writing, reading, working & packing! Excited but also unbelievable feeling. Definitely going to struggle to sleep!

Thriving on nervous energy,
Sleepy eyes,
Force themselves to stay open,
Pinned to virtual matchsticks.

A momentary shift,
Brain activity
Undetected as I fade out
On a daydream.

My mind is always
Taking flight.
Now it’s my turn!