Mental health week has clinicians breaking down barriers

Maricruz Casares
Octubre 9, 2019

The MoPH is collaborating with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Sidra Medicine, and Naufar for the campaign, which begins on 10 October, World Mental Health Day.

And most employers plan to either increase (69 per cent) or maintain (30 per cent) their emphasis on mental health offerings over the next two years, found the survey of 96 Canadian employers.

In 2019, employers including Transport for Wales, TSB, Speed and Gympass all signed the pledge to support employee mental health.

Yarrawonga Health is encouraging people to do things they enjoy and do them more often for a mental health benefit.

The Employee Benefits/Health Shield Healthcare research 2019, which surveyed 202 HR decision makers and influencers, also found that, among those respondents whose organisations do not now offer mental health support benefits, the majority are either aiming to introduce them in the next 12 months (50%), or are in the process of designing a mental health support strategy (41%).

Gympass has created a specific mental health policy to help build a culture where staff feel comfortable and supported.

"Every Mind Matters can help anyone to make simple changes to improve their own mental health in the same way we would look after our physical health". "Don't be afraid to reach out, don't ever be afraid you'll be judged or thought less of".

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"The worst case is that someone struggling with their mental health could consider suicide".

"It all starts with eradicating the stigma".

Carol thinks the world of MVES and all that they have done for her. It applies across a range of conditions, and to people across age ranges - children, young people, adults and older persons.

On October 10, help stamp out the stigma of mental health by wearing your Odd Socks and start the conversation about mental health.

Manage the Conversation - a three-hour workshop for line managers to give them the skills and confidence to have conversations about mental health. While it may not be appropriate to directly ask people if they are struggling, you can create an environment where mental health is openly discussed in a non-judgmental way.

"It's important that in all areas of our lives we are able to say we're not okay, especially in work. While awareness has improved in the last decade, as a community we still need to overcome the barriers that have stopped us talking about mental health and have delayed people seeking support". In Qatar we want to go further as recent research suggests that one in five people in Qatar will be affected by a mental illness at any given point in time, .

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