My Way Code:
a person-centred mental health and life skills programme to help navigate life whilst building emotional resilience, feeling more autonomy, taking personal responsibility and celebrating our identity.
Why we need to help:
There are many reasons to help; the ripple effect of benefits on people's lives of having good mental health is so huge it is hard to encapsulate. Here are some recent findings (pre-Covid).
1 in 7
1 in 5
1 in 5
people experience mental
health problems in the workplace.
Mixed anxiety and depression has been estimated to cause one fifth of days lost from work in Britain
One in five adults said that images used in advertising and social media caused them to worry about their body image.
1 in 12
1 in 4
1 in 4
Children and young people had an emotional disorder such as anxiety
or depression. Rates of emotional disorders increased with age,
and is more common in girls than boys.
22.4 % of girls aged 17 to 19 years old had an emotional disorder.
Rates of emotional disorders were higher children of parents who showed signs of a common mental disorder (17.5%).
In the UK in 2018, ONS recorded that there were 6,507
deaths by suicide (nearly 18 people per day). Overall, men accounted for three-quarters of UK deaths by suicide in 2018.
The prevalence of self-reported lifetime NSSH
(non-suicidal self-harm) usually to relieve unpleasant feelings of anger, tension, anxiety, or depression in young people and adults has increased to 6% of the English population with the highest rate (approx 19%) in those aged 16-24. Male participants and those aged 16–34 years were less likely to have contact with health services than were female participants and older people.
Mental Health - help our adults - help our children and families:
In 2017, NHS data showed that about one in twelve (8.1%) children
and young people had an emotional disorder such as anxiety or
depression. Rates of emotional disorders increased with age and were more common in girls than boys. One in four (22.4%) girls aged 17 to 19 years old had an emotional disorder. Rates of emotional disorders were higher in children in households with less healthy family functioning (13.8%) and in children of parents who showed signs of a common mental disorder (17.5%).
© Soni Cox 2020