10 October marks World Mental Health Day.
Stigma and discrimination has made mental health one of the most difficult subjects to talk about. Stats say that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem in any given year.
The council, along with health organisations and charities across the city, will be showing their support for this important awareness day over social media.
Coventry City Council has worked in partnership with the Balls To Talk Campaign, Warwickshire County Council, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind and Samaritans to carry out work on the suicide prevention strategy, which is a document written last year that talks about what work needs to be done to address mental health and suicide in Coventry. As part of this work, the hero campaign has been launched to raise awareness of mental health and money issues and where support is available. Find out more about mental health support in Coventry.
Reaching out to those in need can be as simple as having a conversation with someone. Sometimes all it will take is a conversation to give someone the chance to explain how they feel.