Brands and media tackle mental health

It has been great to witness the upturn in mental health awareness over the past few years with more business leaders, celebrities and even the royal family talking about the issue.

There has been a huge amount of good work done in recent years to raise awareness of mental illness, reduce stigma and challenge mental health related discrimination.

According student and graduate careers app Debut, only 15% graduates described the mental health support provided by their employer as "good", while a third of graduates said their employer's welfare provision was "poor". But it's clear that there is still more to do to ensure we transform this increased awareness into actions that create more supportive and open working environments. Alison Garbutt, head of strategic projects for WHSmith told us about their approach: "Addressing mental health in the workplace has been high on our agenda since we introduced Mental Health First Aid training".

But the fact is our mental health is just as important as our physical health and we all need to take better care of ourselves.

There isn't a more important issue in today's workplace than people's health and well-being, and we're seeing that numerous main risks to our health are now psychological.

Every year, one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem, according to mental health charity Mind.

The Mental Health Awareness minute included two royal princes and stars of stage, screen, sport and music delivering their message to one of radio's biggest ever collective audiences.

Work is now underway to take forward the 40 actions within the strategy, all of which aim to improve the delivery of adult as well as child and adolescent mental health services.

People with mental health problems are being failed when it comes to housing, which is why on 3 May 2018 national MIND launched its Housing and Mental Health campaign.

The princes issued heartfelt pleas for people to "start a conversation on mental health" as part of a minute-long message which was simultaneously broadcast by hundreds of United Kingdom radio stations at 10.59am today.

As we achieve success in encouraging more people to seek treatment for ill mental health we can experience pressures on service capacity. "This poignant moment of reflection, a first in United Kingdom radio, is a wonderful opportunity to help us improve how we support each othe remotionally".

Most importantly, when things get too much, everyone should know that there is always someone to talk to - and always people who love them.

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