CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - World Mental Health Day 2021

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

World Mental Health Day 2021

world mental health day 2021

World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October 2021, is recognised every year to raise awareness and mobilise efforts to support mental health and wellbeing. This year's theme is 'mental health for all'.

Research shows that since the start of the pandemic there has been an increase in a range of mental health conditions for adults, from low mood, sleep problems and anxiety to depression.

Preparing for World Mental Health Day

every mind matters

For this year’s World Mental Health Day the Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign is focusing on “What works for me”, demonstrating how different actions can help us with our mental wellbeing, with a variety of simple tips offered by the NHS endorsed Mind Plan quiz that shows ‘there are little things we can all do to look after our mental health’.

So they are asking everyone to support and share these campaign messages by using the resources, including social media, and comms tool kits that can all be found on the Campaign Resource Centre to help spread the word.

Click here to access the free resources

You can share a link to the Mind Plan with your networks or embed the Mind Plan on your website – instructions on how to do this can be found here. The Every Mind Matters website showcases simple NHS endorsed practical tips from sufferers and videos from experts on dealing with COVID-19, stress and anxiety, boosting your mood, sleeping better and what you can do to help others.

They work with a range of partners who share their goals in raising awareness and promoting mental health and wellbeing. Below is a short round up of useful advice from partners who are supporting Every Mind Matters and have expertise and insights on, amongst other things, adapting talking therapies for autistic adults and children; reading lists to support mental wellbeing; data on the effectiveness of behaviours for improving wellbeing and tailored advice for LGBTQ+ audiences.

  • The mental health needs of LGBTQ+ people are unique and on average they experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other disorders than cisgender and heterosexual people. For tailored advice and support about wellbeing if you’re LGBTQ+, go to where you’ll find fact sheets, forums, and more.
  • The National Autistic Society and Mind are proud to launch a free good practice guide to help mental health professionals adapt talking therapies for autistic adults and children. The guide was informed by the views of mental health professionals, autistic adults, and parents of autistic children.
  • Reading Well helps children, young people and adults to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading. Reading Well books are all recommended by health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered and their relatives and carers. Visit our website to find out more about our booklists.
  • The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is an independent body for wellbeing evidence, policy and practice that develops and shares robust and accessible evidence to improve decision-making. They have compiled data on effectiveness of music, outdoor activity, work and a range of other behaviours to help with mental wellbeing. You can find this evidence here.
  • Mental Health UK’s Mental Health and Money Toolkit is designed to help you understand, manage and improve your mental and financial health. This practical guide can be used to shape important conversations with your healthcare worker and to help break the vicious cycle between money and mental health.
  • By signing up to the Friendly Places Pledge, a faith group makes a commitment to be a place which welcomes and supports those struggling with their mental health. FaithAction offer training and advice for faith-based organisations, as well as statutory organisations interest in partnering with faith settings. Find out more here.

Interactive Film launch 11 October 2021


To coincide with WHO Mental Health Day on the 10 October – Trylife are excited to invite you to the Interactive Film Launch on Monday 11 October at the Odeon Cinema, Metrocentre from 2.00pm for a 2.30pm start.

The NENC ICS’s Child Health and Wellbeing Network’s (CHWN) have commissioned this Interactive film. You can view the trailer here.  Developed by our local phenonium, Trylife, a true CHWN partnership project, the ICS Mental Health funding for this work was secured in partnership with the Perinatal MH Network and was commissioned by the William Howard School in Cumbria.  Clinicians and Youth workers across mental health, Maternity and Perinatal mental health have contributed to this work and a programme board have managed it’s progress throughout the pandemic.

The CHWN has evolved from the ICS and promotes partnership working to enable all children to thrive.  Our episode has been filmed on location in the NENC and focuses on pregnancy in young parents, Mental Health and Perinatal mental health.

Once launched this resource will be freely available to both children and young people (from 13yrs and above) and professionals supporting them to ‘try life’ and see the impact of their choices in these interactive films on a range of hard hitting topics:

  • Episode 1 Sophie’s Story -  Substance Misuse, Sexual Health and Consent
  • Episode 2 Aaliyah’s Story-  Knife Crime and Drug Misuse
  • Episode 3 Jacob’s Story  - Mental Health and Relationships
  • Episode 4 Avani’s Story - Grooming
  • Episode 5 Shane’s Story - Isolation and loneliness & Covid
  • Episode 6 Jessica’s Story - Young Parents and Perinatal Mental Health

To register for your place Please Click Here -  For an online viewing of the event on the 13 October, please register here

*by invitation only – please email to request any additions to our guest list

If you would prefer to attend an event later that week please use the links below

Please note that we expect demand to be high for places and that there is a waiting list here if there no availability for a particular venue.