Educating the youth on mental health is critical

RED BOX | MATT HANCOCKOctober 9 2018 12:01am The Times We owe it to everyone to put mental and physical health on an equal footing Matt Hancock

Kufre gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja to commemorate the World Mental Health Day.

Obaseki made the submission in commemoration of the celebration of World Mental Health Day, marked on October 10, each year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged African leaders not to relent in the training of Primary Health Care workers on how to detect and manage common mental health problems.

Recognising that accountancy lends itself to being a more stressful profession than others because of its longer working hours, firms are getting on board by introducing initiatives around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Seymour highlighted that mental illness usually begins in the early adolescent years, reiterating the troubling statistic that half of all lifetime mental disorders, in most studies, start by age 14.

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The Prime Minister will also say that "parity of care" is a priority of the NHS long-term plan, which will include "record investment" in mental health.

Officials said teachers would be expected to help young pupils to cope with modern pressures, while schools would be offered tools to help them assess pupil wellbeing.

Better mental health support in the workplace can save United Kingdom business up to £8 billion a year, while early intervention for people can help reduce the cost of treating people with these conditions.

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The money could be used to help expand mental health services, as growing evidence suggests overuse of social media can have a damaging effect on children and young people, he said.

But perhaps the most significant development is the addition of a mental health screening programme to the induction process which all athletes and staff go through when they join a sport's elite set-up.

On completion, trainees will gain a qualification in Adult Mental Health First Aid, with the certificate issued by Mental Health First Aid (England). "The challenges are to help people understand that it is an illness and there are medicines and treatment available".

Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India's population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020.

Meanwhile, another mental health drive has also been launched, called Let's Talk and backed by Mental Health UK.

She continued: "We can end the stigma that has forced too many to suffer in silence".

"I think it resonates with everybody, one in two people suffers in some way with mental health problems".

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