World Mental Health day

News item posted: 04 April 2014

This week Aviva released statistics which show that more than a quarter (28%) of UK employees believe there is less stigma associated with mental health issues in the workplace than a year ago.

Zelda Peters, Director of Mental Health services at Turning Point said; "It is great to see such positive results relating to workplace mental health. Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is "Depression: A Global Crisis". The day gives us an opportunity to both celebrate our successes and to look for ways to keep improving the support we offer to individuals.

For instance, in IAPT services which Turning Point operates we have seen a 21.8% increase in people entering treatment and a 14.6 % increase in the number of people moving to recovery from 2010-11 to 2011-12. It is our aim to keep building on this success. World Mental Health Day promotes open discussion about mental health; with extra awareness we can continue to lessen the stigma around mental health, encouraging more individuals to seek help when they need it."