<h2>World Mental Health Day highlights the urgent need for investment in mental health services </h2> <p>The effects of the pandemic have not only disrupted the provision of mental health services in over 93% of countries globally, but the lockdown measures and ongoing social distancing requirements have resulted in a spike in the demand for mental health aid. </p> <p>Globally, the pandemic has impacted the entire population to varying degrees. Due to COVID-19 people face bereavement, loss of income, unemployment, social isolation and anxiety about the future are causing or triggering a range of mental health concerns. </p> <p>Even prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, mental health provisions have generally been underfunded, with an estimated 2% of health budgets being dedicated towards such services. That’s why, World Mental Health Day 2020 is centred around the theme of increased investment in mental health at all levels. </p> <p>While healthcare bodies around the world prepare to scale their workforce to account for the growing demand for mental health services, it’s vital to also consider the wellbeing of employees. To ensure investment at all levels the World Health Organisation is running The Big Event for Mental Health on Saturday 10th October. Virtually held, the event can be accessed online and streamed live via social media. </p> <p>With world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests, every employer can benefit from the expert insight gained at the event in order to promote the mental wellbeing of their employees and peers. </p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button is-style-fill"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-background" href="https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/10/10/default-calendar/the-big-event-for-mental-health" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Find out more about The Big Event</a></div> </div> <p> <br>As part of the DataFlow Group, the TrueProfile.io team have been supported throughout the challenges of the pandemic – particularly as we are all working from home. Spearheaded by our Management team, and with our Human Resources department doing the groundwork, we make sure that working from home does not mean that our employees miss out on the camaraderie found in group settings. <br><br>Now, more than ever, we have doubled up on our employee outreach and engagement, hosting game days fortnightly, TEDX-style talks from our key executives, and of course, valuable feedback from anyone who wishes to provide their insight. Our doors are always open to anyone of our employees who wants to point out potential roadblocks that will hinder us as individuals and as an organization.</p> <p><strong>If you need any advice about increasing your healthcare workforce, please reach out to a member of our team via <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">businesspartner@truepr</a><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank">ofile.io</a></strong></p>
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Last updated on 20 Jul 2022