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One in four people in the World will be affected by poor mental health in their life!

Praxis Care News Release

Praxis Care officially launched their campaign for World Mental Health Day at the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

World Mental Health Day (Sunday Oct 10th) has been designated by the World Health Organisation as a Global day to highlight to the general public the issue of mental health.

There are many different types of mental illness including anxiety, neurosis, depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The theme of World Mental Health Day in 2010 is specifically exploring the impact of four chronic diseases – cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer and respiratory illnesses on people’s mental health and well being.

Praxis Care, one of the UK’s larger charities and a major provider of mental health services is hosting a series of events to support and promote World Mental Health Day 2010.

Nevin Ringland, Chief Executive of Praxis Care says:

‘I would urge our local politicians and community leaders to take positive steps to promote good mental health and address mental ill health by ensuring it is treated as a primary health care issue and is treated in the same way as other illness’.

If you want to know more about the work of Praxis Care visit www.praxiscare.org.uk

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Notes to editors

To organize an interview with volunteers or service users or further information about the work of Praxis Care call Paul Collins Assistant Director – Fundraising & Communications 079 187 205 54 paulcollins@praxiscare.org.uk

Mental Health Facts:

  • Research indicates that up to 1 in 4 people will have a mental health issue sometime in their lives.
  • Famous people such as Stephen Fry, Winston Churchill, Paul Merton, Spike Milligan and Ronnie O’Sullivan have all had mental health issues.
  • At present 450 million people world wide have mental illness.

Praxis Care is one of the larger charities providing care for vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill heath, learning disability, acquired brain injury and dementia in Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for 1,432 people in 66 separate units.

 

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