World Mental Health Day 2018
Local NHS Trust CWP is encouraging people throughout Cheshire and Wirral to consider the importance of young people’s mental health in support of this year’s World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10 October) – the theme of which is “Young people and mental health in a changing world.”
According to mental health charity Young Minds, one in 10 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder - roughly three children in every classroom. Additionally, one in 12 young people self-harm at some point in their lives, with girls statistically more likely to self-harm than boys.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) provides a range of health services throughout the region, including community and inpatient mental health services for children and young people. Details of these services – including referral criteria and contact details – can be found at www.cwp.nhs.uk.
The Trust also offers a selection of self-help tools and activities for young people, their carers and families on its award winning child and adolescent mental health website www.MyMind.org.uk. Resources include mindfulness techniques, better sleep support and goal setting advice.
CWP chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, said: “Each year we are pleased to support World Mental Health Day, as part of global efforts to raise awareness of the issues associated with mental health. We feel it is hugely important for people living with a mental health condition, and their families, to know that support is available.
We also feel that is our obligation to do everything we can to promote efforts aiming to reduce the stigma around mental health.”