Organised by the World Health Organisation, every 10 October is World Mental Health Day.
One in four of us will experience a mental health issue in any given year. But that means that every single one us likely knows someone who is struggling right now. In-fact, all of us have mental health, good or bad, and we all need to take the time to look after ourselves.
World Mental Health Day gives us the chance to shout about a topic that is so important to us. Hopefully we can all work together to start some conversations, raise some awareness and help someone to get the support that they need.
Sadly, for some of us, every day is a mental health day and the impact poor mental health has can be truly devastating. Sussex Oakleaf is this year celebrating 25 years of better mental health in Sussex and every year supports many people with their own mental health recovery.
On Monday 7 October we appeared on BBC Sussex to talk about mental health and the amazing work Sussex Oakleaf are doing alongside other organisations as part of the Pathfinder West Sussex project. You can hear the interview by clicking the link below and skipping to 8 mins and 19 seconds.
You can also find out more about Pathfinder West Sussex by visiting there website here.
If you are in Crawley or nearby this Thursday then please come and find us at the Bandstand in the Memorial Gardens where our staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions about mental health and direct you towards the best support. We will also be making and giving out stress balls so please come and grab yours!