October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Credit: World Health Organisation

On Sunday, 10 October the World Health Organisation recognised World Mental Health Day 2021.  This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is “Mental Health in an Unequal World” which aims to raise awareness about the inequality of mental health care around the world.  The campaign highlights that access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental disorders in low and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access in high income countries is not much better. 

Rendel’s support of the 2021 World Health Mental Health Day continued on Monday, 11 October when we took the opportunity to come together to raise awareness about mental health care worldwide, the impact of the pandemic on mental health, depression and other mental health issues.

Throughout the day, we shared communications on these topics as well as mental health resources.  A number of mental health resources were shared (including books, apps, podcasts, etc.). 

We will hosted a lunchtime presentation where we shared information on mental health in the UK and worldwide, and depression. There was also an interactive workshop in the evening where we watched a couple of TedTalks followed by discussions on the issues raised.