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10/10/2015 is World Mental Health Day

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health. The theme for 2015 is Dignity in Mental Health.

1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year. This can have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people in the UK, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day.

An ill-informed and damaging attitude among some people still exists around mental health that can make it difficult for some people to seek help. It is estimated that only about a quarter of people with a mental health problem in the UK receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority of people grappling with mental health issues on their own, seeking help or information, and dependent on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.

What World Mental Health Day aims to do is get people talking about mental health and challenging the stigma surrounding it so that more people come forward to get help.

To find out more about World Mental Health Day 2015 and what the Mental health Foundation are doing to support this, visit: