Thousands sign petition calling for better mental health support at work

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Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), will host a programme of activities and events throughout the month of October created to raise awareness of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, as part of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

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This is why today, on World Mental Health Day, I believe that it's the flawless time to promote mental health awareness in the workplace, and encourage colleagues to look out for each other. Communicate that mental health issues are as valid as physical illness and can be used as a reason for absence.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health. By signing, Local Care Force is committing to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.

"In fact, I have never come across such a focus on mental health awareness in a prep school before".

Yet average global spend on mental health is just 2.8 per cent of government health spending worldwide.

"It is positive that mental health is being publicly talked about and I am confident that we are moving in the right direction which will ultimately benefit every athlete, coach and support staff member working in Olympic and Paralympic sport".

The MHFA standard course is split into four parts, including topics such as depression, suicide, substance misuse, anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders and psychosis.

There are a range of conditions on the spectrum from depression, to schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD and so many others.

"I want to see a counsellor in every secondary school, every primary school having access to counselling services, a closing of the huge gap in what is spent on adult and children's mental health and a system in place that provides support and treatment for every child who needs it, when they need it". "We can prevent the tragedy of suicide taking too many lives", May said. She founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to help young people address mental wellness, and she herself has been open about surviving a sexual assault by a record producer when she was 19 years old.

Peng said she still remembered when she asked the audience to raise their hands if they were afraid of mental illnesses at a Chinese community event in the Bay Area three years ago, nearly everyone of the audience raised their hands.

More people are talking, sure, but more are also struggling. "By bringing together expertise from around the world and across disciplines we can improve understanding and treatment of mental health to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time", Farrar added.

And we can give the mental wellbeing of our children the priority that it so profoundly deserves.

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