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World Mental Health Day 2019 

10 Oct 2019

 

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of your colleagues.

Complete the free online 20 minute interactive suicide prevention training by Zeros suicide alliance (https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training/) and help us to save lives. By educating as many people as possible about the signs that someone might be having suicidal thoughts we can all do our bit to support those around us and do are part in preventing suicide by having that conversation about suicide.

Show your support on social media by completing the zero suicide alliance training and sharing the following:

‘I just completed the suicide awareness training and I’m ready to have a potentially lifesaving conversations you can too’ www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training/

#seesaysignpost #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Take part in world mental health day by asking someone how they are and really listening. 

Asking if someone is ok isn’t enough to really find out how someone is. By taking the time to find out how others are feeling could make a big difference to that person’s emotions and overall day. Helping others can also be very beneficial to your own wellbeing.

Sharing your own experiences can help others. 

1 in 4 people will have a mental health condition some point in their lives. By talking out your own emotional wellbeing others are more likely to talk about theirs and get the support they need. Let’s break the stigma in the workplace by sharing how you feel with your, manager, team or loved ones. We all have good days and bad days so let talk about it and help people feel connected and supported at work.

For mental health support please see our emotional and mental health support section.

Immediate support for mental health. 

Contact NHS 111

You can call NHS 111 if you or someone you know needs urgent care, but it’s not life threatening. For example:

  • if you have an existing mental health problem and your symptoms get worse
  • if you experience a mental health problem for the first time
  • if someone has self-harmed but it does not appear to be life threatening, or they’re talking about wanting to self-harm
  • if a person shows signs of possible dementia
  • if a person is experiencing domestic violence or physical, sexual or emotional abuse

 

Book an emergency GP appointment

You can also contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment.

In a crisis, you should be offered an appointment with the first available doctor.

For more information, see GP appointments and bookings. Find your local GP by visiting: https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4

 

Visit A&E or call 999

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency.

Examples of mental health emergencies include thinking you’re at risk of taking your own life or seriously harming yourself and needing immediate medical attention.

Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences an acute life-threatening medical or mental health emergency.

You can go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety. You may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself.

For mental health support and resources please see our emotional and mental health support section.


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