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The chairman of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, Dr Emmanuel Alhassan, in a statement to mark this year's World Mental Health Day, which comes up tomorrow, October 10th said if mental health issues are tackled as soon as they occur, they may not degenerate to mental illnesses. 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 unfortunate development is a catalyst for mental illness, according to the Psychiatrist.

Staged to coincide with World Mental Health Day, tomorrow (Wednesday), the Mental Health in the Workplace conference takes place at County Hall in Maidstone.

Unbeknown to a lot of business owners, poor management decisions can increase stress levels for employees. Our mind is equally important to us as our body. It's where we spend a majority of our time, build friendships and where we make our livelihoods.

Schedule some gym sessions, a spa treatment or take up a new hobby. The campaign results show at-risk males are now significantly more likely to talk with a professional or family and friends about mental health.

"If you have a neighbour in the bay who doesn't seem to be themselves, even if you have nothing to do with them, reach out and ask them if they're okay", she advises. Identify someone you can speak to and feel comfortable with.

In the past, Hancock has voiced his concerns that NHS mental health treatment has not been good enough and was challenged on the matter by BBC presenter Munchetty.

"That is why, through Green Paper proposals, we will provide significant additional resources for early mental health intervention for all schools - primary and secondary". While the number of inpatient beds for adults with mental health problems in England and Wales fell by 15% from 2012-2016, and the number of trained staff fell by 20%. Now its 2000-strong global workforce can now access personal leave for their wellbeing and mental health when they need it most. Tragic, because the rising rates of suicide in countries around the world underscore the pervasiveness of mental illnesses.

The first thing people living with an undiagnosed mental health condition might notice is a change to their physical health.

In coordination with the Ministry of Public Health, PHCC supported Qatar National Library host a range of activities to raise awareness to a wide audience and give everyone the chance to participate and learn. If not understood and managed, he pointed out, these feelings caused mental illness.

The benefits of fresh air and exercise can not be overlooked. The country also ranks highly for anxiety with 4.1 per cent of people admitting to a problem.

A great way to do this is to hold outdoor team building events.

The signs of stress and depression in a young person aren't much different from those in an adult.

The psychologist said nearly all human beings have the potential to develop mental health problems at one point or the other, "no matter how old, whether male or female, rich or poor, or the ethnic group they belong to".

Recognising that accountancy lends itself to being a more stressful profession than others because of its longer working hours, firms are getting on board by introducing initiatives around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Many more should be seeking help, he said.

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