World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10th of October each year and this years theme is "young people and mental health in a changing world". In the build-up to World Mental Health Day 2018 we've produced a series of free films available to schools and teachers to get youngsters talking about mental health. You can view them below, and read more about the videos in the latest edition of the Mersey Care Magazine by clicking here.
Talk Liverpool offer a Skills for Wellbeing Course and Silver Cloud online therapy that can help you gain the skills you need to help you deal with low mood, anxiety and stress. To make a self referral click HERE.
There is also a list of links to useful resources around mental health and wellbeing below the videos.
World Mental Health Day 2018 and Glamourising Mental Health short film
World Mental Health Day 2018 and Social Media short film
World Mental Health Day 2018 and Social Anxiety short film
World Mental Health Day 2018 and Body Shaming short film
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium has been co-ordinating events and activities to raise awareness and celebrate World Mental Health Day since 2010, as well raising awareness of distress, the festival aims to promote positive wellbeing and challenge the stigma around mental health. Please click on the title for details of this years programme.
Zero Suicide Alliance
Save a life, take the free zero suicide prevention training, it only takes 20 minutes. click here
The Samaritans website has a range of advice as well as a 24 hour helpline for those who need a safe place to talk, at any time of the day or night. Samaritans also want to encourage people to become better listeners have some SHUSH listening tips that can be accessed here.
World Federation for Mental Health
World Mental Health Day was started as an annual event by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) in 1992 as a way of advocating for mental health, raising awareness and educating the general public. WFMH has published a campaign document for 2018 covering a range of issues that impact young people. The document can be accessed here.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation have launched a new set of resources in support of World Mental Health Day as part of their #HandsUp4HealthyMinds campaign. The resources can be accessed by clicking here.