10 October: World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day, observed annually on 10 October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts to support mental health worldwide. This year, as we continue to battle the COVID-19 outbreak, it is vital that we take a pause to assess our mental health and to help those around us who may need support. The following tools can help.
World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organization observes World Mental Health Day yearly on 10 October. This flyer explains why this year World Mental Health Day has taken on extra significance.
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Languishing and Cave Syndrome
The COVID-19 outbreak has presented a unique set of challenges to our mental health. Among these are the experience of languishing and the effects of dealing with 'Cave Syndrome' as some of us end our forced isolation. These HelpSheets can help.
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On-Demand Training:
Connecting Mind & Body for Healthy Living
Physical stress on your body can negatively impact the way you feel mentally. Thankfully, the healthy things you do for your body have the inverse effect, promoting mental wellness. This brief training gives you the basics.
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Practical Mental Health Resources
These articles offer simple ways you can maintain and improve your mental health, even in stressful times.
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On-Demand Training:
Coping With a Crisis
This training can help you understand what to expect as you react to a crisis or traumatic event, and offers tools and coping strategies to help you get through it.
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Resource Guide:
Mental Health First Aid
This short guide explains how best to approach and offer help to someone who is suffering.
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For more information on World Mental Health Day and activities across the globe,
vist the World Health Organization website.