Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Today is world Mental Health day- find out more using our free academic resources.

10th October is World Mental Health Day. the 2016 theme is pyschological first aid- supporting people following crises.- mental health in emergencies. The official WHO organisation website has papers and resolutions on these topics.

The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 adults in the UK has experienced traumatic events that have impacted on their mental health. Their free online guide discusses post traumatic stree and mental health issues

World Federation of Mental Health has published a free guide Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All

The YMCA and NHS has launched the I am whole social media campaign to combat  stigma
Light up purple campaign 
Mind is using vloggers and mental health selfies  to show the physical effects of anxiety as part of its #mentalhealthselfie series
Glitch campaign from SANE add a filter to their profile pictures on Facebook as an act of solidarity. This shows how disorientating and alienating mental illness can be.

Mental Health in the UK
NHS data on admissions and numbers receiving treatment
Mental Health Foundation - statistics for the UK
Mental health at work report 2016 - CIPD survey on extent and what needs to be done by employers
Suicide by patients with mental illness. The latest anual confiential report records rising rates.
During 2004-14, 28% of suicides in the UK general population were by people under mental health care, a total of 18,172 deaths over the study period.
NatCen report on Attitudes to mental health problems and mental wellbeing amongst the public examined public opinion. It found that "Perceptions of workplace prejudice have improved over time, but the view that someone with a mental health problem would be just as likely to be promoted as anyone else is still only held by a minority"
Students and mental Health - HEPI report found that Students are less happy and more anxious than the general population, including other young people, and a minority suffer from serious mental disorders.

Research papers
Biomed central is spotlighting free research papers on this topic
Pubmed - is a free index to medical articles from the National Library of Medicine which you can use to locate abstracts and many full text rersearch materials.
Kings Fund research papers

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