Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults to look after their mental health as they do their physical health through its new Every Mind Matters campaign – It launched the pilot exclusively in the West and East Midlands on World Mental Health Day (10 October).
The new campaign highlights that while we can all feel stressed, anxious, low or have trouble sleeping, there are simple actions we can take to manage them and prevent these issues from becoming more serious.
It encourages people to visit the Every Mind Matters guide, a free NHS-approved online resource, which provides expert advice, practical tips, and experiences from real people to help manage these issues and those of others.
Each year, around one in four people in England experience a mental health problem and the proportion of diagnosable common mental health conditions has increased by 20% in 20 years
Sandra Griffiths, Co-Director of Catalyst 4 Change, said:
“It’s great to see that PHE are launching a new campaign encouraging people to look after their mental health as many people do with their physical health. We work with black communities in the West Midlands so we fully understand the challenges and barriers that prevent some members of the community talking openly about their mental health, social stigma and fear of mental health services.
“Catalyst 4 Change actively supports the development and promotion of campaigns that encourage black communities in the West Midlands to take the necessary action to improve their mental health. The Every Mind Matters guide will provide useful information and inspirational stories that we hope will encourage more Black people to talk about their mental health sooner before it becomes a crisis.”
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