Mental health is just as important as physical health

Mental health is just as important as physical health

Mental health is just as important as physical health

So this Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight the five ways in which crafting can help you cope with the symptoms of mental health problems.

I personally have spent time talking to people, particularly young people, about mental health - both about how we promote good mental health and how we as a government can provide better and faster support to people who are experiencing difficulties.

Isle of Wight Radio is joining BBC and commercial radio stations around the UK to unite for the first time to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health. But it's clear that there is still more to do to ensure we transform this increased awareness into actions that create more supportive and open working environments.

But the fact is our mental health is just as important as our physical health and we all need to take better care of ourselves.

"Radio is coming together in a United Kingdom first today to shine a light on the important issue of mental health". Research has shown that 16 million people in the United Kingdom experience a mental health problem each year, and stress often plays a significant role.

"Waiting lists and services, sadly, aren't always as quick as you'd like them to be but there's always loads of help online and loads of people who want to listen".


You can also observe Mental Health Awareness Month by other means also, like by getting a mental health checkup, attending a local community advocacy event, or by getting certified in Mental Health First Aid.

Spearheaded by Radiocentre and Radio Academy and executed by content agency Somethin' Else, the Mental Health Awareness minute, which falls in Mental Health Awareness Week, is supported by the Royal Foundation's Heads Together which was launched to change the national conversation on mental health and tackle the stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need.

MA 211 - 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As we achieve success in encouraging more people to seek treatment for ill mental health we can experience pressures on service capacity. This poignant moment of reflection, a first in United Kingdom radio, is a wonderful opportunity to help us improve how we support each other emotionally.

When our mental illnesses lie to us and say we can't do anything or that we aren't good enough, it can be soul-destroying.

In a mentally healthy organisation everyone should feel comfortable talking about stress.

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