World Mental Health Day

Surrey Adult Learning supports 'World Mental Health Day' this October.

Each year the 10th October marks 'World Mental Health Day'. On this day, and indeed every day, we ask everyone to open up to mental health, to talk and to listen. You can find support from the comfort of your home by visiting the Healthy Surrey website.

What is Mental Health?

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as the following:

Being mentally healthy doesn't just mean that you don't have a mental health problem.
If you're in good mental health, you can:

  • Make the most of your potential.
  • Cope with life.
  • Play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.

Some people call mental health 'emotional health' or 'well-being' and it's just as important as good physical health. Mental health is everyone's business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

How can Surrey Adult Learning help?

We provide a range of courses to help you understand yourself and others.

You can study aspects of human behaviour, such as the way people think and behave from different perspectives or build your confidence with positive psychology techniques on one of our Psychology courses.

See Psychology courses

Learn to help yourself on one of our Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) courses. You'll learn specific techniques for moving forward in life and for recognising the choices and opportunities available to you.

See NLP courses

Join one of our counselling courses. We teach the core counselling skills required for listening and helping your friends and family through difficult times, as well as counselling skills that would complement careers in customer service, social work, pastoral care and volunteer listening charities.

See Counselling courses

Our free Passport to Wellbeing scheme is designed for people with mild to moderate mental health issues including anxiety, depression or sleep disorders and provides the opportunity to support their wellbeing by learning with others in a similar position.

See PWB courses

Enrolment for courses January 2021 courses will be opening mid-November, so keep an eye on our website for further details or sign up to our newsletter.

How can you get involved?

We all deserve to feel safe and supported when talking about our mental health. But too often, mental health stigma leaves people feeling isolated and ashamed. At worst, it prevents people from getting support, finding employment or having open conversations. What people don't realise is it's healthy to know and say how you feel. Find out how you can get involved with Mental Health Day.

  • Updated: 28 Sep 2021