Mental Health Workers Are Being Physically Abused More Than Ever, Report Reveals

Mental Health Workers Are Being Physically Abused More Than Ever, Report Reveals

Mental Health Workers Are Being Physically Abused More Than Ever, Report Reveals

The Transformative Work Design Centre at UWA has partnered with The Mental Health Commission (MHC) to help raise awareness about mental health for employees in workplaces across Western Australia.

An important implication of this definition is that mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.

The study also approached managers and employers to assess their view of mental health in the workplace in contrast to the views of their employees.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: 'We're now undergoing one of the biggest expansions in mental health services in Europe, but we need everyone - not just the NHS - to play a role.

Getting regular, high quality sleep is one way to take care of your mental health and keep depression at bay.

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Older people also tend to find it more hard to talk about their mental health, as it was a more stigmatised topic when they were growing up, as depression and anxiety were often seen as a sign of weakness.

A 2016 study also found that those who valued time over money reported being happier, with using spare time on more meaningful activities such as volunteering for a charity also increasing happiness.

As for leniency surrounding mental health concerns, a fifth of managers thought mental health queries leveraged by top-level members of staff were treated more seriously than concerns raised by lower-level members of staff.

It is expected to be an essential tool for the one in five working age Australians who will experience a mental illness each year.

"We are asking people to talk about mental health, but this must be matched with an ability to listen compassionately and act appropriately".

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"Older people are potentially vulnerable and we have to be careful that we don't normalise depression and anxiety as a routine part of ageing", noted RCGP Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.

"Mental health is a priority for Global Positioning System and we work with people with a wide range of mental health problems". "Further, the World Health Organisation estimates that almost 57 million Indians suffer from depression, which makes it one in every 22 people. Global Positioning System are the first port of call for many older people, so we are equipping doctors and their teams to better spot and tackle mental ill health in older adults".

Crucially, they will also be trained on how to help family members, friends, colleagues or strangers deal with mental health crises.

- Wavebreak/Istock.com pic via AFPLONDON, Oct 10 - World Mental Health Day 2017 takes place this year today, providing the ideal reminder to take stock of your own mental health.

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