Mental Health Issues continue to rise at horrifying rates
We all know that mental health issues are rising...Everyday more shocking statistics are quoted....it is hard to face the facts....
The Mental Health Foundation found that the average person in Britain says "I'm fine" at least 14 times a day but any business or family can suddenly find a staff member or family member who is struggling.
Almost 1 in 3 people will be struck by mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression whilst in employment and it is the single largest cause of disability in the UK.
The Economic and Social cost of mental health problems in the UK amounts to more than £100 billion every year. It is the number one cause of sickness absence with around 70 million work days lost.
75% of all mental health conditions begin before the age of 18, two of the most common conditions being anxiety and depression.
I don't know about all of you but I personally find this frightening and it's so real because mental health effects us all irrespective of our age, race or religion. It can impact how we think, feel and act. The only thing I am sure of is that no statistic can ever begin to capture the devastating and isolating impact on those affected by mental health issues and on their families and friends too.
Positive mental health is absolutely key for realising our full potential, coping with pressures of life, work productivity, decision making and engagement. In essence it is fundamental for wellbeing.