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Should Salisbury host more events to battle mental health?

Should Salisbury host more events to battle mental health?

Published at 4:00am 9th February 2020. (Updated at 9:13am 9th February 2020)

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The mental health support group “CAMHS” wants to see more events like the one they hosted on “Time to talk day”.

The child and adolescent mental health services group, known as “CAMHS”, hosted a drop in chat room for young people on Thursday 6th February, to offer some advice for those in need of help.

The event, which was hosted in Salisbury library, took place on the mental health awareness day “Time to talk day”, and welcomed young people experiencing mental health issues.

depressed girl mental health

The group work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioral well being, and run a number of events throughout the year to offer support.

Mental health has become a massive talking point in society in the last decade, with more and more effort being given to prevent and treat mental health issues.

A number of celebrities have come forward to try break the stigma that mental health is something to be ashamed of, while the 10th October is known widely as “World Mental Health Day”, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

  1. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
  2. In England 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

18 year old Gemma Hayden spoke to us about the event, and how she would like to see more events around the country like the one hosted by CAMHS.

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