In Indonesia, as reported by Universitas Gadjah Mada, the World Mental Health Day was just set up in 1993 with the mission to respect the rights of those with psychiatric disorders, to expand the prevention program of mental health problems, to bring health access closer to the community, to expand the scope of services, and to improve mental health efforts optimally.
A New Zealand study found for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean, with an increased visibility of blue space significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
"We still hear examples of mental ill-health being used as a form of casual insult".
"We want to turn management's attention to this blind spot", he said, adding there is more stigma attached to the words mental health than there is wellbeing. One in four worry about the harassment they would receive if they were to disclose a mental health concern.
Crucially, they will also be trained on how to help family members, friends, colleagues or strangers deal with mental health crises.
In fact, nearly a quarter of managers polled believe their place of work doesn't have an established procedure to follow for mental health enquiries, and 52 per cent think their workplace could make improvements to current systems and attitudes to take the mental health of workers more seriously. While these rates are relatively stable, the absences from the workplace because of mental illness have been increasing steadily over the past decades. It's a scandal that one in five young people are waiting longer than 18 weeks for mental health treatment and its unforgiveable that 17,000 young people have been turned away from mental health services in the last three years alone.
By company, Lloyds Banking Group mentioned mental health 13 times in its annual report, followed by Royal Mail which used it ten times, while British Airways' owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) was among the firms that didn't mention either word.
A majority of those surveyed say that the problem exists because their employers are understaffed.
Chris O Sullivan, Head of Business Development at the Charity said: "Healthy workplaces recognise the contribution of employees living with mental health problems and support open disclosure".
The Foundation have published a guide (https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-support-mental-health-work) and are calling on people to use it to make their workplaces more "mentally friendly".