“Every person in society has a responsibility when it comes to mental health whether it be listening to people, helping to signpost people (shout out to Samaritans, Breathing Space and SAMH) or just being there in general. No two people or cases are the same. You know, there doesn’t have to be a reason to have poor mental health, there really doesn’t.”
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- 1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime
- of those who do, 9 out of 10 report experiencing stigma and discrimination.
Each year we dedicate an entire month to raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing.
The month is known as #mymentalhealthmatters month and falls between the key dates of 10 September (World Suicide Prevention Day) and 10 October (World Mental Health Day).
The purpose is to engage staff and students in conversations about their and others’ mental health, and this year we are doing the same.
Steven Fegan, Employability and Engagement Officer at the College, kicks off with an introductory vlog about the month. Give it a watch and follow along on social media using #mymentalhealthmatters