World Mental Health Day began 10th October 1992 and ever since has been on this day to promote mental health issues, educate the public and to raise awareness globally. It began as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health organisation which consisted of more than 150 countries.
October 10th is an international day that provides an opportunity for everyone to discuss mental health both personally and within the workplace. Additionally, provides a platform for change and to discuss what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality worldwide.
In recognition of the World Mental Health Day on 10th Oct, BLG encouraged all employees to wear something yellow, even if working from home, to show our support. This followed a presentation to all employees on Mental Health and details of our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – our key message was to encourage everyone to use this free and confidential service should they need it.