It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
World Mental Health Day is organised by the World Health organisation and aims to raise awareness around mental health issues. In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia.Every year this day is celebrated with some theme.
"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".
TV presenter Anna Richardson and former Labour spin doctor and author Alastair Campbell feature in the campaign among others who have faced mental health difficulties.
In an era where speech is more and more polarised and combative, "labels" used to refer to mentally unhealthy people can lead to negative effects that you and I can't imagine of.
It has been widely reported that the construction industry has a problem with mental health.
The statistics indicate it's an area that deserves attention, with 20% of adolescents experiencing a mental health problem in any given year and around 75% of all mental health disorders appearing by age 24. At a time in their lives when young people are leaving home, developing friendships and applying for jobs, they need to know they can share their concerns and be open about their mental health without fear of discrimination.
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Mental health first aid training is one way employers can provide support to their staff. She said: "The level of awareness is really low in addition to having just a handful of mental health professionals in the state".
"It shows a lot of foresight and guts because we can be a feisty bunch, but everyone put their own territories aside and had a frank discussion about where the gaps were and where our efforts could make a real difference", Professor Kay-Lambkin said.
Schools will also be given help to measure their students' health, including their mental wellbeing, under the plans.
Dr Emmanuel Alhassan said some people enroll their children in schools which they cannot afford the school fees and it becomes a burden for them; some stay on in abusive relationships instead of staying away for some time until it is resolved, or borrow money they can't pay thus putting themselves under stress. Just like physical conditions, mental health conditions can be managed. Stress that they must comply with the line of treatment to get better.
The advisory panel is supported by representatives of the National Mental Health Commission, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Department of Health.
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"The quality of mental health services is routinely worse than the quality of those for physical health", says their report, launched at a global ministerial mental health summit in London.