Mental Health Awareness Day – 10 October
25 years ago the World Federation for Mental Health designated 10 October annually to be Mental Health Awareness Day with a view to erasing the stigma that still attaches to mental illness and so often deters those who need help, seeking it.
25 years ago the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) was formed to raise awareness of psychological insight within church communities and to empower Christians through education and training to deliver counselling and caring in a competent, safe and ethical way.
This year’s focus is on mental health in the workplace. Stress in the workplace often fuels anxiety and depression which feeds into further stress in domestic relationships such that family breakdown is fast becoming major social problem.
As is so often the case, prevention is better than cure. Raised awareness of what constitutes work place stress and being enabled to seek help at an early stage saves many lost work days.
ACC is the only faith based body to hold a government accredited register of counsellors and psychotherapists. Through the Find a Counsellor facility on our website www. acc-uk.org competent, safe and ethical help with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and other mental health issues can be sought.
Listen to our Pastoral Care Director, David Sinclair’s Premier Radio interview on Mental Health Awareness Day on John and Rosie’s Inspirational Breakfast.