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Praxis Care welcomes new Public Health Agency campaign

Nevin Ringland Chief Executive and Founder of Praxis Care says:

“I am delighted to welcome the new The Public Health Agency (PHA) campaign “Under the surface” which aims to raise awareness of the early warning signs of mental health problems.

This campaign is particularly welcome as it ties in with World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2011.

World Mental Health Day is a global day set aside in recognition of the seriousness of the consequences of mental ill-health. There are many different types of mental illness including anxiety, neurosis, depression, psychosis, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. This year’s initiative is aimed at highlighting the need to invest in quality mental health services.

The theme for 2011 World Mental Health Day is “The Great Push – investing in mental health”

A recent survey produced by the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing showed that in any one year, around one in four people will show symptoms related to one or more mental ill-health conditions.

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 2011.”

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 organise an interview with volunteers or service users or to request further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Paul Collins Assistant Director of Fundraising & Communications – mobile 079 187 20554

Mental Health Facts:

  • A recent survey produced by the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing showed that in any one year, around one in four people will show symptoms related to one or more mental ill-health conditions.
  • Some very famous people including Winston Churchill, Stephen Fry, Catherine Zeta Jones, Paul Merton, Spike Milligan and Ronnie O’Sullivan have all had some form of mental health issues.
  • At present 450 million people world wide have a mental illness.

Praxis Care is a charity providing care for vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill health, learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries and/or dementia. Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 70 separate locations.

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