World Mental Health Day


I learnt that I could reduce my anxiety through exercise and that piece of advice literally saved me

Josh Jones – Men’s Network, Exeter

10th Otober 2017

World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year.

One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year. This can have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people in the UK, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day.

But an ill-informed and damaging attitude among some people exists around mental health that can make it difficult for some to seek help. It is estimated that only about a quarter of people with a mental health problem in the UK receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority of people grappling with mental health issues on their own, seeking help or information, and dependent on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.

It is widely acknowledged that fresh air and being active can have profund effects on stress levels as well as reducing feelings of anxiety and depression. If you suffer from mental illhealth, we’d like to link you with the people, projects and places in Devon that can help.