It is World Mental Health Day today. The theme this year is workplace health.

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues.

During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability. More than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with both.

It is important to create a culture in a workplace that promotes positive attitudes towards mental health. Further information on World Mental Health day can be found here.

A free Mental Health and Wellbeing Workplace event is running in November in MK as part of the Work Well MK workplace programme. Further information is available here.