Today is World Mental Health Day. Around one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some time in their life. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second most common health condition worldwide by 2020, with mental ill health already costing some £105 billion each year, in England alone. And there are stark health inequalities, with people with a severe mental illness more likely to die up to 20 years younger than their peers in the UK.
This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.
The World Mental Health foundation provides a range of useful publications around anxiety, mental health, sleep and managing stress.