World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federationfor Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on people’s lives worldwide. In addition, this day provides an opportunity for mental health professionals to discuss and shed light on their work, making mental health a priority worldwide.

World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2023

“Our minds, Our rights”

World Mental Health Day 2023 is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.

Mental health is a basic human right for all people. Everyone, whoever and wherever they are, has a right to the highest attainable standard of mental health. This includes the right to be protected from mental health risks, the right to available, accessible, acceptable, and good quality care, and the right to liberty, independence and inclusion in the community.

Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting an increasing number of adolescents and young people.

How Mental Health Affects YOU

Mental health issues can range from slight anxiety to mental health issues that overwhelm and stop your life as you know it. Caring for your mental health is vital for everyone, ‘your universal human right’.

In my Acupuncture practice and my life, I deal with many kinds of mental health issues. Some are treated with acupuncture and self-help advice; other patients I treat alongside medication they are taking and also when getting treatment through their GP Mental health team and hospital. What is important is that you are in the middle, you are the one who is getting the care you need. I help, guide, advice, and support patients as well as the needles! 

Self Help

I will always advice patients to try and do things to help themselves, the acupuncture treatment will often help encourage and strengthen your mental health to be able to help yourself and find your inner strength.

Ways to help yourself can be walking out in the fresh air, spending time with friends and family, joining groups that are supportive, painting, singing, swimming, running, yoga, meditation, sawing, crafts, and more. I help patients find what they need to help thier personal mental health – it is all about you. 

Acupuncture Treatment 

For more information about how Traditional Five Element Acupuncture can help your mental health contact Hannah on ;

Hannah is A Member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)

The British Acupuncture Council is committed to ensuring that all patients receive the highest standard of professional care during their acupuncture treatment. Our Code of Professional Conduct governs ethical and professional behaviour, while the Code of Safe Practice sets benchmark standards for best practice in acupuncture. All BAcC members are bound by these codes.

All members are accountable to the BAcC for their professional behaviour and the codes are rigorously enforced.

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