Education Scheme

Mental Health Education Scheme

(In partnership with Leatherhead Football Club)

Launches on Wednesday 13th October (5.30pm – 7.30pm) at Leatherhead Football Club, Fetcham Grove, Leatherhead, KT22 9AS.

Our Mental Health Matters is proud to announce that the first ever Mental Health Education scheme that has been designed for the community of Leatherhead, will be starting on Wednesday 13th October at Leatherhead Football Club at 5.30pm.

The event which is being supported by various charities and foundations, as well as receiving the backing of Mole Valley District council, is a pioneering scheme that will allow participants to attend free of charge to learn about all things Mental Health.

The scheme which we hope will become a Mental Health prevention aid, as well as offering education to sufferers and those that often feel close to crisis, will offer attendees the chance to come and learn about a whole number of Mental Health issues that affect so many in our community. The event will cover a wide range of themes and will allow for all different types of learners. Presentations, Q&A, Group Therapies and Audio listening, will all be offered.

We encourage sufferers or anyone that feels they may experience symptoms of Mental Health, Parents, who may have to discuss Mental Health issues with their children in the future, work colleagues or employers who may notice co-workers who have difficulties with the stress of employment as well as adolescents to attend this free event. We encourage everyone to attend to learn that often we are not alone and we are in fact no different to others.

As part of the new initiative scheme that is being launched in partnership with Leatherhead Football Club, Our Mental Health Matters is committing to delivering a complete education service for the community of Leatherhead and its surrounding areas.

As an educational service provider on Mental Health, the scheme that has been designed for delivery at the football club will look to bring the community together to discuss, support and listen to sufferers of one of life’s silent killers.

Currently 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, while currently 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.

We state currently as due to COVID and the ever increasing nature of this illness, these figures are increasing and will continue to increase.

A huge part of the scheme we will deliver is education on how common these issues are. Sufferers often feel that it is only they that suffer or have the thought processes they do when in reality; it is becoming more common day by day. We provide statistics as part of the introduction so that people see just how much they are not alone. A key aspect of the scheme is that we never judge, we never isolate and we hope to allow people to learn that through education and life choices, most Mental Health illnesses can be managed.

Specific Diagnoses In any given week in England show (All Statistics taken from various web pages)

Mixed anxiety and depression: In 8 in 100 people

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD): In 6 in 100 people

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): In 4 in 100 people

Depression: In 3 in 100 people

Phobias: In 2 in 100 people

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): In 1 in 100 people

Panic disorder: In 1 in 100 people.

A person’s diagnosis may change several times during their life. Some complex conditions are measured by how many people will be given this diagnosis over the course of their lifetime, or in any given year:

Suicidal thoughts and self-harm aren’t mental health diagnoses. But they are related to mental health. Over the course of someone’s lifetime  

1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts

1 in 14 people self-harm

1 in 15 people attempt suicide

Reports suggest that:

Approximately only 1 in 8 adults with a mental health problem are currently getting any kind of treatment. 

The most common treatment offered is psychiatric medication

It’s important to know that your identity does not give you mental health problems. Causes of mental health problems can be very complicated. Higher risk for these groups is linked to several factors including:

Facing social inequality and disadvantage

Facing discrimination and social exclusion

Going through traumatic experiences

Difference’s in physical health 

Below are general lists of topics that will be covered on the new Mental Health Education Scheme. Some of these will be covered in more depth than the others dependent on the topics that are given when attendees first join the campaign. All illnesses will be discussed in detail as often sufferers experience symptoms and understand that they may have other conditions when discussions are undertaken on subjects.

Agoraphobia

Anger

Anorexia nervosa

Anxiety

Antisocial personality disorder

Binge eating disorder

Bipolar disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder

Borderline personality disorder

Bulimia

Claustrophobia

Depression

Dissociative disorders

Eating disorders

Fabricated or induced illness

General anxiety disorder

Health anxiety

Hoarding disorder

Munchausen’s syndrome

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Panic disorder

Personality disorder

Phobias

Postnatal depression

Postpartum psychosis

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Psychosis

Psychotic depression

Schizophrenia

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Social anxiety (social phobia)

Stress

Suicide and Suicidal Feelings

Mental Health affects too many people who often have nobody to talk too. We believe this scheme will help many, with a clear vision to grow this initiative to help many, many more.

Thank you to our supporters so far. We hope to reach out to many more as this scheme develops.

We hope to see you there.

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