Loss Prevention 10 Oct, 2022

World Mental Health Day 2022

Emma Forbes-Gearey
Emma Forbes-Gearey
Loss Prevention Officer

On the 10th of October, the WHO (World Health Organisation) recognises World Mental Health Day. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is "Make Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority".

In 2021, WFMH stated that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic might last longer than the pandemic itself. The rate of people experiencing mental health problems is increasing globally, and those experiencing mental illness may not be getting the care they need. 

The WFMH stated that 75% of people from high-income countries who suffer from depression had not received adequate care, and 75% of people from low- and middle-income countries with mental health conditions have received no treatment.

In recognition of the global-themed Mental Health Awareness Campaign this week, a new poster has been added to the Club's REACT! series of medical and first-aid posters.

The new poster is an addition to strengthening those within the series, specifically addressing mental health to raise awareness and its importance among crews onboard.

Members requiring further guidance or assistance should contact the Loss Prevention Department.