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World Mental Health Day

Published on 10 October 2023 08:08 AM

Today we celebrate World Mental Health day and the theme this year is Mental Health is a Universal Human Right.

The purpose of World Mental Health day is to raise awareness of global mental health issues and it is a chance to shine a light on work that is being done to support our communities.

Our world population is aging which means there are now more older persons living with mental health concerns than ever before. The wellbeing and dignity of older people is central to what we do at Age UK County Durham. We believe dignity includes independence, positive self-identity, social inclusion, and respect. Good mental health contributes to your overall wellbeing, so having equitable access to support services is paramount in ensuring a fulfilling and enjoyable experience in later life.

World Health Organization statistics show that one in eight people globally are living with a mental health condition.

At Age UK County Durham, we recognise that mental health is a universal human right.  If you’re ready to take the first step in prioritising yourself, please call our Mental Health & Wellbeing Team.

Our psychotherapeutic counsellors, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and welfare workers are here to offer you a supportive and confidential service. We promote, value and support your rights to access quality mental health care.