Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. A time to reflect on Mental Health & take action.

New report on Body Image

New data is available on the extent of body image concerns across the UK, how body image impacts mental health, plus practical steps we can take as a nation. Read the Mental Health Foundation new report on body image.

The National Wellbeing Service Ltd supports Mental Health Awareness Week.




National Work Life Week 2018 is taking place from 1st – 5th October 2018

National Work Life Week 2018 is taking place from 1st – 5th October 2018

This week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for employees, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.

Join the conversation using #WorkLifeWeek and tweet us @workingfamUK

Visit the National Work Life Week website for further information.

Ideas on Achieving a healthy work-life balance are on the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) website.




World Hepatitis Day: NoHep

World Hepatitis Day

 

We could not be more excited to celebrate our second birthday this World Hepatitis Day (WHD) on Saturday 28 July, 2018. It’s been another great year and as a movement is only a movement if people are behind it, we want to thank each one of you who have contributed to its success so far.

To mark WHD, we’ve been raising awareness of diagnosis rates around the world to help find the missing millions. To get involved and show your support include the #NOhep and #WorldHepatitisDay hashtags in your social media posts.

More information, visit our webpage.




Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 Focuses on Stress

The National Wellbeing Service Ltd supports Mental Health Awareness Week. Stress is everywhere, and it is directly linked to our mental health. 1 in 6 adults in Britain will experience depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress at any one time. The Mental Health Foundation, organiser of Mental Health Awareness Week, says:

By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.”




The National Wellbeing Service publishes three academic online journals

The National Wellbeing Service publishes three academic online journals: 

– International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing (IJSPW)
– European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice (EJC-TRAP)
– European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology (EJAPP)

We now have a central hub so that the articles can be found on one page: http://www.nationalwellbeingservice.net/nws-journal-articles-2017/

Take a look if you are interested stress prevention, wellbeing, counselling and/or applied positive psychology. All articles can be viewed online.




Mental Health Awareness Week, held on 8-14 May, 2017

The National Wellbeing Service is keen to promote Mental Health Awareness Week, held on 8-14 May 2017 which is focusing on mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. With people struggling to cope with the demands of life and stuck on getting through the day, we will explore:

how many of us are surviving or thriving, and the difference between the two
why some communities are under strain and what government can do to support them to thrive
what steps we can take to look after our mental health, building resilience to cope with the demands of life.
Throughout the week the personal stories of people who are surviving or thriving will be highlighted.

On facebook and twitter please use the hashtag: #MHAW17




World Health Day 2017 Focuses On Depression

World Health Day 2017 Focuses On Depression

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The National Wellbeing Service Ltd supports World Health Day by promoting it over our social media networks.

The theme of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression.




The Theme for National Stress Awareness Day, Wednesday 2nd November 2016: “Workforce Wellness – Your Prime Investment”

National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD) Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016

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The Theme for National Stress Awareness Day, Wednesday 2nd November 2016: “Workforce Wellness – Your Prime Investment”

Workplace Stress – Today’s Hidden Secret. Most employees won’t admit they’re stressed, because they think
it could harm their career prospects – according to latest research. To coincide with National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD16) on Wednesday 2nd November 2016, new research from the International Stress Management Association UK (ISMA UK), the UK’s leading Stress Management charity, has revealed that two thirds of employees fear to admit that they are suffering from stress as they believe this could harm their career prospects.

Further details about NSAD16, visit the ISMA website.

Please use hashtags on twitter: #nationalstressawarenessday #nsad16




World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September, 2016

 

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September, 2016

 

Please click here to go to the main World Suicide Prevention Day Web page

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th. The National Wellbeing Service, IASP and WHO are encouraging people to light a candle near a window at 8 PM to show support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one through suicide and for the survivors of suicide.

Lighting a Candle near a Window at 8 PM 

Lighting a Candle near a Window at 8 PM offers people who cannot participate in a World Suicide Prevention Day event the opportunity to observe the Day in a private and personal way.

 




Join Us For World Hepatitis Day 2016

JOIN US FOR WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2016 held on the 28th July

The theme for this year’s global campaign is ELIMINATION.

The National Wellbeing Service supports and promotes World Hepatitis Day 2016.WHD-world-logo

2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitis. At the World Health Assembly in May, WHO Member States are set to adopt the first ever Elimination Strategy for Viral Hepatitis, with ambitious targets and a goal to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. This will be the first time national governments sign up and commit to the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis.




Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis

Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis

OTTAWA, June 16, 2016 – The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s minister for health, reaffirmed today Canada’s commitment to participate in the global fight against viral hepatitis.

Speaking at a breakfast on Parliament Hill organized by the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), Philpott said to the health professionals, government officials, civil society representatives and hepatitis survivors in attendance,  “We are committed to do the work to end hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. We are working closely with provinces and territories to address the ongoing burden of viral hepatitis.”

Canada, along with 193 other Member States, recently adopted the Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The goal – the elimination of hepatitis B and C by 2030 – signals the greatest ever global commitment on viral hepatitis.

The Parliamentary Breakfast also marked the launch of the World Hepatitis Day campaign in Canada.  WHD, celebrated annually on July 28, is dedicated to raising awareness about viral hepatitis and promoting prevention, and access to testing, treatment and care. Again this year, the Canadian campaign is spearheaded by CSIH and links some 65 organizations planning more than 100 events across the country. This year’s theme is: Know your status? Get tested. Know your options.

Eva Slawecki, Executive Director, CSIH said, “Hepatitis is not just somebody else’s problem. Thousands of Canadians may be affected by the virus and not know it yet. We urge everyone to get informed and get tested.”

Dr. Curtis Cooper, Director of The Ottawa Hospital Regional Viral Hepatitis Program, said, “The adoption of the Global Strategy is a milestone in the fight against viral hepatitis. It is now up to every country that signed on, including Canada, to do what it takes to eliminate these diseases.”

Facts:

  • Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by one of five hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis B and C may lead to liver failure, cancer, disability and death.
  • There are some 600,000 Canadians living with hepatitis, many of whom are unaware of their condition. Worldwide, more than 400 million people are infected, and 1.4 million die every year from the condition – more than HIV/AIDS or malaria.
  • For more information on the Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/wha69-28-may-2016/en/

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) brings the Canadian global health community together to better achieve a shared goal of improving health worldwide. www.csih.org

 




Stroke Awareness Month

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learn how to get involved at www.stroke.org/NSAM2016. There you’ll find tools, resources, and free downloads to get started.

There are nearly 130,000 stroke deaths each year—that’s one in 20 deaths. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. But up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The first step is taking control. Visit: www.stroke.org/prevent

There are controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for stroke. Do you know what they are? Visit www.stroke.org/prevent to learn more.




Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 Starts Today!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

16-22 May, 2016 MHAW 2016 Logo

Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from May 16-22 on the theme of relationships.

Healthy and supportive relationships are key to good mental health. Join us in celebrating the people and connections in our lives that add to our wellbeing and help us thrive.

Hold an event

Think about ways you can bring people together and start conversations around mental health. Some suggestions could be to:

  • Host a wellbeing walk – with friends, colleagues or people in your community
  • Set up a stand in your local hospital, community centre, library or supermarket
  • Hold a series of lectures or talks on mental health – make it interactive as possible and get the audience involved!

The Mental Health Foundation fundraising team have got you covered with more event ideas for the workplace, schools and your communities.

You can add your event to the activity map – you can also see what other people are planning during the week.

Spread the word

During the week, the Mental Health Foundation will be posting stories and information on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please follow them to help share their messages and to join in the discussion. You can also let them know what you’re getting up to by using the tag #MHAW16.

Visit the website for more information.




Mental Health Awareness Week 16-22 May, 2016

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

16-22 May, 2016 MHAW 2016 Logo

Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from May 16-22 on the theme of relationships.

Healthy and supportive relationships are key to good mental health. Join us in celebrating the people and connections in our lives that add to our wellbeing and help us thrive.

Hold an event

Think about ways you can bring people together and start conversations around mental health. Some suggestions could be to:

  • Host a wellbeing walk – with friends, colleagues or people in your community
  • Set up a stand in your local hospital, community centre, library or supermarket
  • Hold a series of lectures or talks on mental health – make it interactive as possible and get the audience involved!

The Mental Health Foundation fundraising team have got you covered with more event ideas for the workplace, schools and your communities.

You can add your event to the activity map – you can also see what other people are planning during the week.

Spread the word

During the week, the Mental Health Foundation will be posting stories and information on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please follow them to help share their messages and to join in the discussion. You can also let them know what you’re getting up to by using the tag #MHAW16.

Visit the website for more information.




World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes

World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes

First WHO Global report on diabetes: 422 million adults live with diabetes, mainly in developing countries.

6 APRIL, 2016 | GENEVA – The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity, WHO announced ahead of World Health Day.

WHO is marking its annual World Health Day (7 April), which celebrates the Organization’s founding in 1948, by issuing a call for action on diabetes. In its first “Global report on diabetes”, WHO highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease.

For more information, visit our National Wellbeing Service World Health Day 2016 webpage.

 




International Day of Happiness 20th March 2016

International Day of Happiness 20th March, Every Year!

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Striving for a Happy Planet

International Day of Happiness is a day to be happy. Launched in 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness in order to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the planet. The UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet which are three key items that lead to happiness and wellbeing.

The United Nations invites any person of any age to celebrate the International Day of Happiness each year on 20th March.

Show you support by tweeting on the 20th March with the hashtag  #InternationalDayOfHappiness




OCD Week of Action, 15-19 February 2016

OCD Week of Action, 15-19 February 2016

From the 15th to 19th of February 2016 will be OCD Action’s Week of Action. During this week, they will be encouraging people to take action and fight against Obsessive Compulsive Disorder known as ‘OCD.’ Visit our webpage for more information including a video and mood self-assessment test.




Every February Is Our Heart Month, 2016

Heart Month 2016

Every February is our Heart Month. There are things you can do to help your heart and you can encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to take action too. Visit our National Wellbeing Service webpage for more information.




EuroHealthNet is organizing a roundtable on Mental health promotion at work on 19th May 2015

EuroHealthNet is organizing a roundtable on Mental health promotion at work on 19th May 2015.

Participants from several EU member states will discuss the latest developments in mental health promotion at work and present EU initiatives in which EuroHealthNet is involved, such as the JA on mental health and wellbeing, OSHAs healthy workplaces manage stress campaign and the EU mental health compass.

Experts and EU officials will discuss look into the current EU legislation and present the state of play for mental health promotion at the workplace from their countries. The future and opportunities for mental health promotion at work will be discussed.

  • The half-a-day workshop will take place on Tuesday 19th May in Brussels from 9.00 am until 3 pm at the Nordic House – Rue du Luxembourg, 3, in Brussels.
  • A few seats are still available. Should you be interested in participating in this workshop, register by emailing EuroHealthNet’s Advocacy and Healthy Ageing coordinator Karoline Noworyta.
  • To access the agenda, click here



15th year of the Mental Health Awareness Week

Now in its 15th year, Mental Health Awareness Week aims to encourage the conversation around mental health to fight discrimination and stigma and promote good mental wellbeing. For one week in May, Mental Health Foundation campaigns around a specific topic. This year the week will fall from 11-17 May and will be on the theme of mindfulness.

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