Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. The stigma attached to mental health is steadily being reduced but we are just at the start of that journey. There is some great work being done by across the UK, and today Prince William teams up with Katy Perry to broadcast a minute long message on the value of listening to a friend in need. This will be broadcast today at 10:59 on hundreds of UK stations across the UK reaching a potential 20 million people.
I would be confident in saying that everyone knows of someone who has suffered from mental illness, that's how big the problem is in the UK. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people aged between 20 - 34 in the UK, and it is considerably higher in men. In 2017 6,000 people took their own lives. It is a very worrying figure & one that we must reduce, as we can prevent many deaths with getting the help & support to the people that need it most.
One of the best ways to help with your mental health has been to get involved in physical exercise, this will not only help your mental health but also your physical health. Golf has been proving to be a fantastic way to combat many types of mental health, we look at some of the benefits below.
- Improve confidence
- Help self-esteem
- Reduce anxiety levels
- Prevent anxiety, depression & dementia
- Improved physical well-being
- Enhance social skills
Look at all the benefits below from the a study from the University of Edinburgh.
If you are someone or know of someone that is suffering from mental illness then please see the links below that could potentially help;
It’s okay not to be okay!