Mental Health is a Universal Human Right

Mental Health is a Universal Human Right

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Mon, 09/10/2023 - 10:06


by: Chyni Waran, Environmental Advisor – Noise Specialist, Balfour Beatty 


Every year, 10th October is Mental Health Awareness Day. As a member of the IOA EDI working group, I would like to use this opportunity to highlight the importance of talking about your mental health.

Most of us have experienced times when we’ve had trouble dealing with daily life. Mental Health can be complex, and our well-being is determined by a combination of Biological, Psychological and Social factors.

Please remember, it’s okay to not be okay, you are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, below are some of the places you can go to get help, as suggested by the Mental Health Foundation:

  • Your GP is the first place you should go
  • Call NHS 24 Mental Health Hub by calling 111

If you prefer free, confidential support. You can:

  • Call Samaritans on 116 123 at any time of the day or night
  • Call Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 or visit their website
  • Message SHOUT to 85258 for 24/7 text support on your mobile
  • Call the CALM helpline on 0800 58 58 58 or use their webchat here. The helpline and webchat are both open 5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year.

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