‘More awareness needed on mental health’

‘More awareness needed on mental health’

"I feel Chinese people now are more open to talking about mental illnesses, which is progress", said Peng. "Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness", wrote World Health Organization on its website. "Psychosocial support can be provided in schools and other community settings and of course training for health workers to enable them to detect and manage mental health disorders can be put in place, improved or expanded".

The same proportion (15%) of employees voiced a concern that taking time off for a mental illness would jeopardise their opportunities for progression, up slightly from 13% in 2016.

She says, although today most people understand that mental illness is a medical condition, still the stigma stops people from seeking medical help. It impacts you physically and mentally we need to watch out for.

When I began my nursing career in the 1980s, I, like many of my classmates, looked forward to working in a medical surgical area so I could ideal my nursing skills.

"I just got worse and worse and I realised it was work-related".

But as I worked at my first few nursing jobs, I learned it took more than technical skills to be a nurse. Go and call and check in on a friend who you know has been struggling.




"There's no difference in prevalence of mental illness between city and bush, yet Flying Doctor research reveals dramatic differences in how sick people become".

Model, actress and mental health advocate Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines discusses her experiences with depression, her journey to recovery and the ideas that shaped the online community, Mental Health Matters. There's a true need for our services. That's where we come in.

This is why today, on World Mental Health Day, I believe that it's the flawless time to promote mental health awareness in the workplace, and encourage colleagues to look out for each other.

"One of the primary routes for help is through your family doctor". As a mental health nurse, it's just you. "It is time to do the same for mental health".

"And, under these circumstances, discuss whether the equivalent of a mental health levy would be a proportionate response, both in terms of changing behaviour on the part of the companies involved and in terms of providing a funding stream for the expanded services we all want to see".

The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent).

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