The majority of Gazette readers believe more should be done to help people with mental health problems
World Mental Health Day was supported by all on Thursday, October 10. A survey by Ipsos Mori Policy institute King's College London questioned 20,000 people. The survey concluded that Britain has topped a list of countries believed to be most tolerant towards people with mental health issues.
In a recent online poll we asked: “On World Mental Health Day, Britain has topped a list of countries believed to be most tolerant towards people with mental health problems.
But as a nation, do you still think we need to do more to support people with these issues?”
Over 500 Gazette readers responded, with 92% believing more should be done to help people suffering with mental health problems and eight per cent disagreeing.
Tee McEvoy said: “Our health care system is in crisis. Lots of ideas no action. Mental health is deeper than just talking.”
Darrell Popeye Mckeith said: “Damm right systems and treatments disgustingly out dated and more education need in schools.”
Julia Vaughan said: “I would say resources are totally lacking. More resources needed. Too many parts to mental health services, everyone passing the buck”
Maria Wilkinson said: “My son’s school are having a mental health awareness day everyone wearing something yellow so I made enough yellow friendship bracelets for everyone in his school. His teacher came to pick him up this morning dressed as Ali G.”