“Please don’t suffer in silence” is the message from Dudley Council’s health and wellbeing chief on World Mental Health Day.
Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and social care services at Dudley Council is using the international campaign to encourage local people to talk and seek help.
"Across the country, the attitudes towards mental health are changing and it’s no longer a taboo subject. It’s now more widely understood that our mental health is as important as our physical health.
"There’s been lots of coverage in regional and national media to openly encourage and reassure people that it’s ok to talk about their experiences.
"In Dudley we have support services in place, provided through our Let’s Get Healthy team, which can guide and help people through these difficult times, giving them the confidence to reach out for support.
"Please don’t suffer in silence, contact the team if you or someone you know would benefit from this help."
The council has also launched an internal campaign today called ‘This is Me’ to encourage staff within the organisation to talk about their own experiences and seek support if they need it.
Anyone concerned about a loved one or friend or in need of some personal guidance can find out more about the services available at https://lets-get.com/healthy-lifestyles/mental-wellbeing/