People with mental health problems say that the social stigma attached to mental ill health and the discrimination they experience can make their difficulties worse and make it harder to recover.
Mental illness is common. It affects thousands of people in the UK, and their friends, families, work colleagues and society in general.
- One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
- Around one in ten children experience mental health problems.
- Depression affects around one in 12 of the whole population.
- Rates of self-harm in the UK are the highest in Europe at 400 per 100,000.
- 450 million people world-wide have a mental health problem.
Most people who experience mental health problems recover fully, or are able to live with and manage them, especially if they get help early on.
Nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems say that stigma and discrimination have a negative effect on their lives.
A number of national and local campaigns are trying to change public attitudes to mental illness, particularly with the backing of the Royals and a number of celebrities.
CEMEX are still offering a half day training programme to assist employees with Line Manager responsibilities, who would like to better support team members’ mental wellbeing in the workplace.
We have added another date at Rugby – the 18th July 2019, so if you are interested in attending or one of your teams needs to attend please access via this link: – password CEMEX.