This week is Mental Health Awareness Week . Here at Purple Balm Training we see this as an important date in our calendar of events.
One third of people will at some point experience a mental health condition
Heads Together spearheaded by HRH Prince Harry, William and The Duchess of Cambridge aims to change the nations conversation surrounding mental health.
Tackling stigma and raising awareness is a step in the right direction , but for some people actually talking is the hardest step to take .
With people in the public eye and top sports athletes speaking openly about their condition , how it affects them and the impact it has one their life this is very empowering for others to see, read and hear.
Mental Health takes people by surprise and can happen when you least expect. It is not a sign of weakness, in fact completely the opposite , that the person has been strong for too long .
This week in our office in support of Mental Health week, we have an information board and advice available to anyone wishing to learn more about the different conditions , support and organisations offering invaluable support .We will also be running workshops and training this month for anyone wishing to have a better understanding in any of the following :
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Alcohol / Drug substance dependence
and many more
Look out this week for articles on the television in both the national and local news of people talking publicly about their condition , you will be surprised at who and how it affects the individual
Lets us together change perceptions , help place positive values of those living with a mental health condition and educate a better awareness around the world.