Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the theme this year seeks to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.
Let us know too what you are doing to survive or thrive?.
Anxiety & Depression
Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, according to the Mental Health Foundation.
4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime.
Those who are poorer and more disadvantaged are disproportionately affected by common mental health problems.
Mixed anxiety and depression are estimated to cause one-fifth of days lost in the workplace in Britain.
One adult in six has a common mental disorder.
Broke Girl in the City
I am sure that many of you reading this blog have suffered from anxiety, stress and depression. It can be tough working and living in the city. High rents. Bills. Commuting. The job market is incredibly competitive and it seems to have got even worse post-Brexit. Job security and loyalty seem to be a thing of the past. Yet the pressure is on for all of us to keep working our way up the ladder…and then stay there.
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week looks at the real scale and impact on our mental health on surviving, to our health, relationships and future. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.