Saturday 10th October was World Mental Health Day.

We all have mental health - sometimes our mental health is good, sometimes not so good. Together, we wanted to show support and help people know that it’s OK to be struggling and that it’s OK to talk about it. 

So to mark the day, we not only said #HelloYellow (a campaign inspired by Young Minds) but those in our Mental Health & Rehabilitation Service hosted a short virtual quiz on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

It went something like this...

1) How long do the majority of people with a mental health problem wait before telling their closest family and friends about it?

  1. Two months
  2. Over a year
  3. Seven months

2) What proportion of people with mental health problems experience stigma?

  1. 50%
  2. 90%
  3. 10%

3) What proportion of people with Mental Health problems reported stigma affecting their friendships?

  1. 65%
  2. 15%
  3. 44%

4) What percentage of people will experience suicidal thoughts throughout their lifetime? 

  1. 2%
  2. 33%
  3. 17%

5) How many people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year? 

  1. 1 in 8 people
  2. 1 in 2 people
  3. 1 in 4 people

Did you know the right answers? A huge thanks to the brilliant Victoria, Martyn, Adnan, Debbie and Matthew (pictured above with the answers) who gave us something to think about this #WorldMentalHealthDay. Those five people all either give support or receive it as part of our Mental Health & Rehabilitation Service based in Chadderton. If you'd like to know more about the service, please do get in touch. Email or call 0161 770 8777. We look forward to hearing from you!