It is vital that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy, meaningful and successful life regardless of obstacles that get in the way; this includes mental health issues.
At some point in our life it will be likely that we or someone we care about will experience some form of mental health issue; 1 in 4 adults (18+) and 1 in 6 (aged 5-16 year olds were identified as having a probable mental health problem youngminds.org.uk). 75% of suicides are male and it is the most common cause of death in 10 – 19 year olds.
As communities we need to continue to evolve so that individuals can begin to feel heard, understood, accepted and supported which will create a more inclusive and empathetic society.
In this ever changing world, it is important that we nurture new and existing relationships which help support individual growth and help build resilience. Everyone needs to have a purpose, and hope is the key. The aim with our provision is to plant the seeds of hope by educating; building knowledge, confidence and understanding to support those in crisis or in need.
It is imperative that we all develop a meaningful understanding of our own mental health; living healthy behaviours and being aware of and avoiding those less helpful behaviours that impede personal growth. This in turn will make us a more resilient and self reflective society.