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World Mental Health Day 2018: Raising awareness and combating stigma

"The 2030 Agenda is clear: We must leave no one behind".

Supported by the Queensland Mental Health Commission, the forum was held at South Brisbane's Greek Club with this year's theme of "Working Together to Prevent Suicide". One in four people in the United Kingdom suffer from this illness and I really hope this campaign will continue to extend the conversation about how important good mental health is, and how urgently we need the government to pour money into mental health resources - the county's crying out for it.

The awareness day follows Mental Health Awareness Week in May and the World Health Organisation has revealed its objective for this year's World Mental Health Day is to primarily focus on young people and those in the early years of adulthood.

Though there is still stigma around mental health, everyone faces anxiety, stress and pressure in their daily lives, so sharing how we feel is something we shouldn't be ashamed to do.

"Once again, people are talking about the implications of not having the necessary system in place and the huge problems facing individuals when the support they need is simply not available", the group said.

Professor Kay-Lambkin also sits on the panel with director and chief scientist at Black Dog Institute Scientia Professor Helen Christensen, and Professor Patrick McGorry, executive director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

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"As the country's leading general first aid trainer, we've made a decision to take a lead in helping employers and their staff take care of mental health too".

Over the last decade, nearly five times as many students have disclosed a mental health condition to their university compared with 10 years ago.

Here are some simple steps to taking care of your own mental well-being.

That's why, in May this year, I teamed up with Bauer Media and Mental Health First Aid England to create Where's Your Head At. It helps to be aware of what your thoughts are and how they are affecting your behaviour, and to speak to someone you trust if you are anxious about how they are making you feel.

"I think it's really important that we get these opportunities to get people to come in to speak about it".

Striking up conversation about someone's mental health can be a daunting prospect. Even if you feel you have very little energy, just going for a walk or gentle run can invigorate you.

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Physical activity can help relieve stress as it relaxes the muscles and alleviates tension in the body.

When you're feeling low it's easy to want to cut yourself off from the people and the world around you. And hidden, because stigma keeps people from seeking help or getting adequate treatment in rich and poor countries alike, closing doors that might otherwise be opened to people who are suffering so desperately.

"It's about people thinking about each other and making sure that everyone is okay". Though very hard to identify but early identification of mental illnesses among youth is important.

Shockingly, this lack of employer support has led to an average of 8.4 sick days taken each year, per employee, due to a mental health problem.

For further information about World Mental Health Day visit the website here.

"With so many of our employees managing mental health conditions, it is our obligation to provide effective intervention and prioritize treating mental health on the same level as physical health", Gorsky said.

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