Wellbeing Chapter Announcement 29

Oct,21 2020

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

This October we had the opportunity to come together and begin positive steps to redress the historic neglect of mental health for the legal community in Singapore and other countries around the world.
 
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s mental well-being should not be underestimated. Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health in many jurisdictions. The WHO has announced that close to 1 billion people are living with some sort of a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide.
This year’s World Mental Health Day, WHO, together with partner organizations, United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental Health, called for a massive scale-up in  mental health investment. To encourage public action around the world, a World Mental Health Day campaign -” Move for mental health: let’s invest” was held.

On 9th October, people from around the world were encouraged to participate in a virtual march. A 24-hour live stream featured people with lived experiences, mental health leaders, and influencers from the civil society groups already active in 19 countries through the Speak Your Mind campaign. On 10th October WHO hosted a global online advocacy Event on mental health. Global partner organizations with WHO are leading and coordinating work on mental health. This includes hour-long sessions on themes such as mental health and young people, mental health and older people, and mental health and the LGBTQ+ community respectively.

In the coming months, SCCA aims to provide its members within the legal community with a sustainable series of programmes looking across from:
  • Customized nutrition and boosting brain health for optimal health movement and exercise;
  • Establishing rituals, work & relationships, and self- care strategies;
  • Building a resilience mindset which will help to build psychological resilience and Covid 19 stress/anxiety and help with being more productive; and
  • Helping to enhance an innovation mindset in this time of flux and turmoil.
Stay tuned...
 
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