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Oct 10

Mental Health Awareness Workshop – World Mental Health Day 2023

October 10, 2023, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Increase your mental health (MH) literacy & understanding of the impact of poor MH, as well as ways we can all look after our mental fitness

In light of World Mental Health Day (10/10) we are hosting this workshop on Mental Health Awareness.

The theme for WMHD in 2023 is Mental Health is a Universal Human Right.

This will be a chance for you to join us in the conversation about the importance of mental health.

The 60 minute session will be a blend of anonymous polls, videos, activities and chat engagement and will cover:

– What is mental health?

– Explore the impact of mental health issues and stigma

– Some basic ways to look after our wellbeing (mental, physical and social)

– An introduction to the stress container concept and tool

– Noticing signs of poor mental health in ourselves and others

– Gaining confidence to support others

You’ll receive a digital handbook with additional tools and resources within it to put in your toolkit or share with others in your community.

If you’d like to know more about this session OR our wider programme, please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@itsaplayground.org.

Statement from WHO about WMHD…

World Mental Health Day 2023 is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.

Mental health is a basic human right for all people. Everyone, whoever and wherever they are, has a right to the highest attainable standard of mental health. This includes the right to be protected from mental health risks, the right to available, accessible, acceptable, and good quality care, and the right to liberty, independence and inclusion in the community.

Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting an increasing number of adolescents and young people.

Having a mental health condition should never be a reason to deprive a person of their human rights or to exclude them from decisions about their own health. Yet all over the world, people with mental health conditions continue to experience a wide range of human rights violations. Many are excluded from community life and discriminated against, while many more cannot access the mental health care they need or can only access care that violates their human rights.

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