Mental Health Data

Stats A recent index of 301 diseases, globally, found mental health problems to be one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease study, the predominant mental health problem worldwide is depression, followed by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In 2013, depression was the second … More

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week Children’s Mental Health Week shines a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health, launched by Place2Be, who provide mental health support in UK schools. It takes place from 3rd -9th February 2020 and this years theme is “Find Your Brave.” You can find lots of resources to … More

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day shines a light on mental health experiences, and this year’s focus is around increasing investment in mental health services. As we live through the impacts of Covid-19, community, sensitivity and resilience together, plus sharing experiences and offering solidarity become all the more important. Many of us are grieving the lives we … More

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation this May who have announced the theme of “Kindness”. They would like to use the week to celebrate acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health and to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as … More

UnionLearn: A Signposting guide to mental health

This is one of four unionlearn mini-guides to support learners at mid-life. They cover health and well-being in general, mental health in particular, pensions and financial advice, and how to balance work with family and dependant care. This signposting mini-guide is designed to help reps support people in the workplace who are affected by mental … More