10th of the 10th – World Mental Health Day – What does that mean to YOU?
10th of the 10th – World Mental Health Day – What does that mean to you?
Mental health is no friend of age, race, creed or colour.
It does not discriminate between male and female.
It does not care if you are rich or poor.
But you or I should.
Look around your office. If you have a team of 4+ staff, on average, one of you will be affected by Mental Health.
Those are the hard facts.
So, don’t dismiss the 10th of the 10th.
Instead think about your work colleagues, friends, family and neighbours. Think about whether a friendly word, smile, some small act of re-assurance or a kindly deed could just make that all important difference to someone not in your sphere of happiness.
That’s what World Mental Health Day is about, and what every single day is about too.
I hope this article resonates with some of you reading this and if even a few are motivated to make a difference, no matter how small, to someone, the 10th of the 10th will be worthwhile. If you are someone who is affected by Mental Health – hopefully, these few words will sustain, encourage and give you the confidence to know you are not alone and there ARE people who care.
Just one of the many charities specialising in Mental Health is https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/ where you can find out more about the issues and how these can be overcome.
By Mary Maguire
MD – Astute Recruitment Ltd