Mental Health Awareness Week 2016


Mental Health Awareness Week


This year Mental Health Awareness week is talking about relationships. Healthy and supportive relationships reduce the risk of mental health difficulties, so having a strong support network including family, friends, partners, youth workers, and more can really help.

The weekA�is all about helping recognise how important relationships are to your mental well being, thanking the people that support you and reaching out to those who you can listen to and help.


To find out more about relationshipsA�visit our page hereA�


Mental Health Myths and Facts

  • Myth: Mental health problems are very rare.
  • Fact: 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
  • Myth: People with mental illness arena��t able to work.
  • Fact: We probably all work with someone experiencing a mental health problem.
  • Myth: Young people just go through ups and downs as part of puberty, ita��s nothing.
  • Fact: 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem.
  • Myth: People with mental health illnesses are usually violent and unpredictable.
  • Fact: People with a mental illness are more likely to be a victim of violence.
  • Myth: People with mental health problems don’t experience discrimination
  • Fact: 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.
  • Myth: Ita��s easy for young people to talk to friends about their feelings.
  • Fact: Nearly three in four young people fear the reactions of friends when they talk about their mental health problems.


There are lots of services in Manchester that specialise in helping young people. Some of these are NHS services and others are offered by charities.A�The NHS services may need a referral from a health professional (apart from the Emerge Team). You are often able to contact A�some of the services yourself.A� There are also things that you can do to help yourself, this is often referred to as ‘self help’.A� See below for more information.


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Papyrus- Prevention of Young suicide