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Aims of the Week
To raise awareness of Mental Health conditions
To remove the stigma attached to having a Mental Illness
To encourage others to speak freely of Mental Health
To offer advice, information and support across college

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  • 1. Stratford-upon-Avon College
  • 2. Stratford-upon-Avon College Mental Health Awareness Week 21st-25th May 2012 Aims of the Week • To raise awareness of Mental Health conditions • To remove the stigma attached to having a Mental Illness • To encourage others to speak freely of Mental Health • To offer advice, information and support across college#stratwaaf
  • 3. Stratford-upon-Avon College What is meant by Mental Health?Mental Health:Refers to how we think, feel & behave.Mental Health problems can affect an individual’s daily life, relationshipsor physical health.Mental ill-Health:A broad term, used to describe the range of mentalhealth problems; from those with mild symptoms tothe most sever mental disorders.#stratwaaf
  • 4. Stratford-upon-Avon College Potential Causes of Mental Health Difficulties... • Moving House • Losing a Job • Change in Social Scene • Pregnancy • Bereavement#stratwaaf
  • 5. Stratford-upon-Avon College Examples of Mental Health Conditions “Mental Health” refers to a wide range of conditions, including; • Anorexia • Depression • Schizophrenia • Bi-Polar Disorder • Anxiety • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Paranoia • Phobia#stratwaaf
  • 6. Stratford-upon-Avon College Facts & Figures• 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental health issue each year• 10% of children have a mental health problem• Between 8-12% of the population experience depression each year• Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder inBritain• Suicides rates show that British men are three times as likely to dieby suicide than British women#stratwaaf
  • 7. Stratford-upon-Avon College Did you know...?Marilyn Munroe Princess Diana Mike Tyson Catherine Zeta- Jones Depression Depression / Temper Bi-Polar Heath Ledger Depression
  • 8. Stratford-upon-Avon College Potential effects of Mental Health Conditions • Isolation / Social exclusion • Alcohol Abuse • Drug Abuse • Self-Harm • Stress • Suicidal Thoughts“Mental ill health feels just as bad, or worse,than any other illness – only you cannot see it.”
  • 9. Stratford-upon-Avon College Useful Links... •www.mind.org.uk • www.rethink.org •www.mentalhealth.org.uk •www.youngminds.org.uk •www.talktofrank.com •www.camhscares.nhs.uk#stratwaaf
  • 10. Stratford-upon-Avon College