World Mental Health Day 2019

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7 October 2019
World Mental Health Day 2019 takes places on October 10th, and this years theme is Suicide and Suicide Prevention.

Did you know that 1 in 10 children and young people experience a mental health problem at any one time (that is three pupils in the average school classroom)? Here are 5 simple steps that you can do to improve your mental health and wellbeing: 

  • Talk about your feelings
  • Keep active
  • Eat well
  • Ask for help
  • Self care

Although these simple steps can help with your everyday mental health and wellbeing, if things don't improve then more support may be needed.

Did you know: The average person says that they are fine on average 14 times a day in response to the question “How are you?”

 Where can I find support locally?

Within Oxfordshire, there are many different places where you can access support, these include:

Did you know:  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those aged 15-29? But it's okay to talk, speak to friends, family or school health nurse.

Useful helplines: 

  • Samaritans - 116 123
  • Mind - 0300 123 3393
  • Calm - 0800 58 58 58.

Sometimes we say that we're okay, even if we're not. If somebody you know is acting differently, ask twice. Find out more about the Time to Change campaign by watching this short video. 

To really find out how your mate is, #AskTwice

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