Did you know 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year?
On Wednesday 16 May 2018, we held a raceday in partnership with Plymouth & District Mind and Racing Welfare to raise awareness of mental health problems and the support that is available to help tackle these issues.
Unfortunately there still continues to be a great deal of stigma associated with mental health issues. We wanted this raceday to give people the opportunity to open up to friends, family or colleagues and start a dialogue in a relaxed environment.
Our raceday dedicated to mental health took place during Mental Health Awareness Week, from Monday 14 until Sunday 20 May. The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week was stress. Research by the Mental Health Foundation has shown that two thirds of people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and stress is a key factor in this.
Whilst stress is at the forefront of this year’s campaign, help and support is available for the myriad of other mental health problems which can arise; further research suggests that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem this year.
Did you know…
- Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in the UK
- One in four of us will experience a mental health problem this year
- At any given time, one in six working age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health (sleep problems, fatigues etc.) which do not meet the criteria for diagnosis
- 2.3 million – the number of people who are out of work with a mental health condition
- Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health condition
- Only one quarter of people with mental health problems seek treatment
- Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder in the UK
Source: Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Support
Nobody should suffer in silence. Help is always at hand.
For more information on the support that is available, please contact:
Plymouth & District Mind – www.plymouthmind.com
Racing Welfare – www.racingwelfare.co.uk