Friday 6 October 2017
Byrne Group supports World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2017. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is mental health in the workplace.
Byrne Group are delivering tool box talks on depression across the companies to raise awareness and discuss the symptoms and causes of depression and the treatments available. The Group have also trained a number of mental health first aiders, and have undertaken mental health first aid awareness training to managers and supervisors.
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds.
Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help.