World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October each year.
The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, was ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.
For over 70 years, the Mental Health Foundation has been working to make sure that mental health is treated equally with physical health. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, affecting everyone. We must do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals and as a society. We will continue to call on national and local governments to prioritise reducing the factors known to pose a risk to people’s mental health, enhancing those known to protect it and creating the conditions needed for people to thrive.
World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
At Terapia we offer affordable and accessible therapeutic support on a self-referral basis. We work with children, young people, parents/carers, families and adults. Individual, group and family sessions are offered in our beautiful therapy rooms in the purpose-built psychotherapy and counselling centre, The Bothy.
Our low cost services are provided by psychotherapists in training who provide therapy to clients as part of their professional development, with the support of rigorous, regular, in-house clinical supervision with a Terapia supervisor.
We welcome all members of the community and make every effort to cater for the individual needs of our clients whatever their background, religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexuality.
We also provide contracted therapeutic services to schools and other organisations.
We always aim to respond to queries as quickly and sensitively as possible. However, we do not provide an emergency or 24 hour service, if you, or someone you care about, need urgent crisis or emergency support information is available here, this includes information about free 24 hour listening or online support services.