10th October 2022
Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority
World Mental Health Day is an annual event where there is an opportunity for everyone to raise awareness about the importance of positive mental health.
This year’s theme is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.
In recent years, mental health has gained awareness and interest, but it hasn’t always been that way. Access to mental health services for different social groups has been inconsistent and remains that way in many areas throughout the world. And still, our physical health is often seen as of greater importance than our mental health.
Our lives and responsibilities can feel unfair at times and it’s tempting to brush these feelings off as unimportant. At Youth Talk, we see many young people who have previously not made their mental health a priority.
We are open and accepting. Whatever a young person is going through we take time to listen, understand and respond in confidence. At Youth Talk, we do not judge. We encourage an accepting environment where individuals can talk openly about any negative thoughts they might be experiencing.
We all have a responsibility to play and must help reduce the stigma of prioritising physical health over mental health issues such as isolation, depression, anxiety and more.
Get baking for Youth Talk
Why not organise a bake sale this October in aid of Youth Talk?
Youth Talk provide a vital service to the St Albans community by offering free and confidential counselling to our local young people.
We need you, our community to help raise vital funds and awareness of our local charity.
Be a part of it:
Get your friends, school or colleagues together for a cuppa or cake this World Mental Health Day and help raise some dough in support of Youth Talk!
In St Albans we’ve a fantastic community spirit, so join us and together we can ensure that the young people of St Albans feel heard. Our local MP Daisy Cooper reminds us of the importance of a maintaining momentum in the campaign around mental health awareness.
“Great strides have been made in raising the profile and importance of mental health awareness, particularly here in St Albans. But it’s a fact that those with long-term health conditions, those who live in low economic regions and those experiencing racial discrimination are disproportionately affected by not having access to proper mental health support.
“Whether that support is needed here in St Albans or anywhere else around the world, as an internationalist, I’d like to see all countries investing in prevention to reduce the risk of mental ill health. We also need to treat mental and physical health equally. World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to shine a light on the issue and demand action, together.”