Roy Rickhuss: Here’s how Community is tackling the mental health crisis

Roy Rickhuss: Here’s how Community is tackling the mental health crisis

Roy Rickhuss: Here’s how Community is tackling the mental health crisis

"I could only focus on the negatives, I didn't think anything about how to get the best out of the situation", she said.

One in five Australians experience a mental illness each year, with many close to them also impacted.

Stress is the most common response, with over half (55%) experiencing this frequently or occasionally, compared to 54% for sleeplessness, 47% for low mood, and 41% for anxiety.

"No other health condition in humankind has been neglected as much as mental health has", Prof Patel said. The country only spends 2.35 per cent of their budget on mental health.

Only 4 percent of the global health budget is allocated for mental illness in youth and children.

He urged the Government to put in place deliberate interventions, with the support of national policy-makers and programme managers, to prioritise and advocate for funding to finance the mental needs of the country, with special emphasis on adolescents and young people.

The "Born This Way" hitmaker says kids have become a lot more isolated, making them more vulnerable.

"It's just as important to take action to look after your mental health, as you would your physical health".

There is also a need for greater recognition of mental health pressures faced by cancer patients, from feeling isolated to enduring the exhaustion of treatments such as chemotherapy.


The NAO said even if current initiatives are delivered as planned, there would still be "significant unmet need" for mental health care. "You don't have to be an worldwide artist or the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) to make an impact".

As part of Mental Health Week, commuters across Perth have been offered information and advice on how to improve mental health and wellbeing.

"Younger people or the millennials and post-millennials form a major chunk of the world's population", says Neuropsychiatrist Dr Era Dutta from Mind Wellness Kolkata, who regularly conducts workshops on millennial mental health.

It is being promoted to adults across the Midlands, and is being supported by a range of public sector, charity, and commercial partners.

Dr Kaluwa made the call on Monday at a press launch of the 2018 Mental Health Week, which was organised by the Mental Health Authority (MHA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and WHO, in Accra.

In Dungannon, Co Tyrone, residents are this week working together in a bid to educate children and young people to get them talking about positive mental health, and to make sure they know exactly who they can turn to if they need help.

"We hope it benefits many people and goes one step towards ending the stigma around mental illness". That's why we're supporting Natasha Devon's campaign to have the Health and Safety at Work Act updated so that all employers have an obligation to provide mental health first aiders - regardless of whether workplaces are unionised or not - and independent of the size of the business.

Workers in the United Kingdom are open to using a range of technologies - from online chatrooms, mobile apps and GP services to artificial intelligence and virtual reality - to help look after their mental health, according to results of a survey from Accenture.

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