Thinkaction is launching a new website today - World Mental Health Day - as part of activities to support more local people to overcome stigma and find support. The new website is aimed at getting more people to know where they can go and who they can turn to for help when experiencing mental health challenges.
Thinkaction contract manager, Hannah Pidsley, said: “One in four people experience a mental health issue each year, yet stigma is unfortunately the number one barrier for people to access support. We all know what to do when we have a broken leg; we want to make sure people know what to do when something like depression or anxiety takes hold.”
Thinkaction provides free and confidential support to people who may be experiencing issues such as stress, worry, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD or depression.
Hannah added: “It’s vital to remind people that many of us need support whether we’re young or old, male or female, rich or poor. Life events such as illness, retirement, work or separation can trigger issues, and sometimes there isn’t one particular thing. We know that telling someone how you feel can be the hardest conversation of all; we’re here to listen.”