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Young people and mental health in a changing world – World Mental Health Day 2018

This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world" - a vital concern given that approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year. They need to talk freely and support their peers. Dr Kaluwa said the World Health Organization had developed tools to support parents, caregivers and teachers to build life skills of children and adolescents, to help them cope with everyday challenges.

"At the end of the day, we want to open conversations and equip other people in the community".

Stress is the most common response, with over half (55%) experiencing this frequently or occasionally, compared to 54% for sleeplessness, 47% for low mood, and 41% for anxiety.

Doctors also need to be less hesitant and more comfortable referring clients to mental health professionals to enable early detection and treatment. However, it's important that mental health never falls off the agenda, that we continue lobbying for important changes to legislation and keep pushing for mental health to be a priority in every workplace.

First Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day was first observed on 10 October 1992. "Since children can not express their mental problems, it remains unidentified and affects them more as they grow older".

Describing Ms Davidson
as a "feisty woman", Mr
Ellwood added: "Mental health is still seen as a little bit taboo. Yet, those struggling with mental health problems are still being marginalized". "You don't have to be an global artist or the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) to make an impact".

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"Central to this campaign is the concept of empowerment".

There will be a health marketplace, with Pearson Legal, Tameside Oldham, Glossop Mind and Healthy Minds on hand to give information and advice about health and wellbeing.

'We need to do more to challenge the stigma that people with mental ill-health face and make sure they feel they can reach out for help, ' he said. For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety, and these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time. A powerful human ripple effect occurs which means we are better able to serve our broader network. Whether that's initiatives such as Mental Health First Aid, flexible working, counselling, time off or changing their recruitment policies and employment procedures - employers have a duty to protect the mental health of anyone that works for them, and should use a range of initiatives to do so.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health.

"We have seen a rise in mental illness in young people when, with all the knowledge we have, we should be seeing a decrease", said Professor Helen Herrman, president of the World Psychiatric Association.

For the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal government has allocated 4.29 percent of its total budget for health and population, but according to the State Minister for Health and Population Dr Surendra Kumar Yadav, the budget is not enough to offer basic health services, let alone mental health.

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