Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Scots workers fear mental health discrimination

£500k to improve first response mental health services. World Mental Health Day
Melissa Porter | 10 October, 2017, 18:47

Mental health is not given importance in medical education and the students also do not show interest in this field.

The new fund, launched on Tuesday. will pay for events ranging from a simple coffee morning or a film showing, to a stall at a fair, a concert or various arts projects. Many employers, particularly those with limited resources, are not able or willing to release several members of their staff for either a half-day or full-day mental health training course.

Employers are being urged to provide support for employees who may be afflicted with mental-health issues, by the Ministry of Health.

"On World Mental Health Day, and every other day, we're determined to support our staff to look after their mental wellbeing and help to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health in Wales". "It's a great feeling to know we're making positive headway combating the stigma of talking about mental health". It coincides with World Mental Health Day. One in four worry about the harassment they would receive if they were to disclose a mental health concern.

Scottish Labour inequalities spokeswoman Monica Lennon said: "Scotland's mental health services are failing to cope with demand".

Mrs Shantha Rav Barriga, the Director of Disability Rights at the Human Right Watch, an NGO, applauded the efforts being made by the MHA to create public awareness, and also prevent stigmatization of patients.

Based on the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015 study, he said about 4.2 million Malaysians aged 16 years old and above (29.2 per cent) of the population suffered from various mental health issues.

According to an NHS report in August, one in three sick notes handed out by Global Positioning System are for mental health and behavioural issues.

According to the ACA, the organization aims to initiate important conversations that destigmatize and explore the intense complexity of mental health.

Do think about some of these common issues faced by people with mental health problems include finding it harder to concentrate, getting exhausted more easily, making mistakes, struggling to make decisions, or excessively worrying about their performance, deadlines and work load.

But it's very clear to see that with Higher Education in the state that it's now in, universities need to do more to support their students in a world that is becoming all the more uncertain for young people leaving university.

To be healthy we require both physical and mental wellbeing and just like we will experience physical ailments from time to time it is imperative to understand that we will similarly experience mental health ailments as well.

For those with mental health conditions, returning to work following an absence or periods of being unwell was necessary and beneficial for their own wellbeing.

"We encourage any young person who is having difficulties with their mental health or emotional wellbeing to reach out and speak up. For some people, it might be workload issues that may trigger it, and for others, family issues", she said.