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RUCST | World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018

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The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and active efforts in support of mental health.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10th October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own well-being.

Every year one adult in four, along with one child in 10, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.

It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem worldwide while 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime.

The stigma attached to mental health causes a damaging, albeit ill-informed attitude, making it more difficult for those affected to pursue help. According to UK estimates, only about one-quarter of those with mental health problems undergo ongoing treatment. In contrast, the vast majority of those affected with these problems are faced with a variety of issues, ranging from isolation to uncertainty on where to get help or information, to relying on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.

How we can help…

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are currently delivering a men’s health project across Rotherham.

The programme aims to reduce social isolation, increase community integration and improve both physical and mental well-being amongst middle-aged men who, for whatever reason, whether it be work stress, being financially worried, or a general feeling of being fed up, are at risk of poor mental health.

Our next workshop is an Understanding Issues in Mental Health Workshop on Monday 29th October at the AESSEAL New York Stadium from 6-8pm.

It will be a chance to improve your knowledge regarding the subject and also provide a safe place to talk about any issues you may be facing.

Please contact Christos Louca on 01709 827767 or if you would like to sign up.


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