As people around the globe mark World Mental Health Day today, a variety of different new stories have hit the headlines on the subject.
The Huff Post this week launched a series to coincide World Mental Health Day called The Therapy Edition featuring stories on how to seek and embrace support offered by counsellors and psychotherapists.
Our Children, Young People and Families lead Jo Holmes talked to journalist Natasha Hinde for the article These Brits Put Themselves In Therapy And Say It's The Best Decision They Ever Made.
Other articles in the series include a guide to accessing free or affordable therapy in 2019, a look at couples counselling, and one article headlined Britain’s in therapy and we’re ready to talk.
Many websites have featured articles to explain what World Mental Health Day is, why it’s needed and what is happening today to mark it, including The Sun, The Mirror and The iPaper.
This year’s theme of World Mental Health Day is suicide prevention – and several articles focus on this.
Sky News reported how the suicide rate in England, Wales and Scotland has gone up after years of steady decline.
And the coverage also stretches to the impact that nature – and homework – can have on people’s wellbeing.
It featured research by The Wildlife Trust that found prescribing contact with nature to people with poor mental health improve their mood – and could ease the burden on the NHS.
And TES has reported on how homework is ‘linked to unhappiness’, according to new research by the Department for Education.
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