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What to take away from World Mental Health Day

A big thank you to everyone who supported my Tea and Talk event at work today. It didn't go completely to plan, but I am truly grateful to people who shared their experiences and those who donated to the mental health foundation and baked cakes. We made £75 which will help the mental health foundation develop information and tools to help people look after their mental health every day. It could help influence policymakers and advocates for change, in order to transform lives. It can also help to conduct research that will answer questions about mental health and save lives.

I received an email from the Mental Health Foundation this afternoon with the following information:

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Figures also show that 2 in 3 of us in the UK have experienced a mental health problem at some point our lives, and that just 13% of us are thriving with high levels of positive mental health.

We need to do more to promote good mental health. Be open and have conversations, don't bottle things up, take regular exercise, meet with friends, take time out for yourself, meditate, don't take on too much, have hobbies, find happiness from within, be creative and don't allow negativity to control your life - "dump the junk"







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