mental health

Did you know that the leading cause of death in 2020 for ages 5-34 was ‘intentional harm’?

Did you know that the leading cause of death in 2020 for ages 5-34 was ‘intentional harm’?

During 2020, when a global pandemic hit 1/3 of adults and young people said their mental health deteriorated from March 2020 when the UK was put into a strict lockdown. People with already existing mental health problems expressed theirs got worse during this period too. Suffering with a mental health problem is much more common that one may think. 1 in 6 adults experience a ‘common mental disorder’ such as depression or anxiety each week. These feelings may come and go for many, this maybe depending on their current personal or work situation.


1 /4 people will experience a mental health problem at some stage in their life

Would you be able to spot if one of your friend or family members was struggling with a mental health problem? Some early warning signs are losing interests in things this person used to enjoy, under-performing at work or in their education, and changes in appetite. As well as many more.


595,000 workers stated they suffer from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety

This can be caused by many different factors such as: long hours, workload, bullying, working environments and poor management. This can seriously effect someone’s ability to perform at work of feel happy at home. The impact a positive mental health culture can have on your team is exceptional. Less sick days, job satisfaction, enhanced business reputation, reduced costs and improved productivity.


Mental health statistics:  

. A shocking 20.6/100 in their lifetime will have some sort of suicidal thought.

. 7.8/100 people suffer from anxiety and depression at some point in their life.

. 7.3/100 people will self-harm at some point in their life.

.4.4/100 people will suffer with PTSD at some point in their life


self-harm went up by 62% between the years 2000–2014

1 in 15 people attempt suicide within their lifetime. Within young people, self-harm is reaching epidemic levels among society. Social media growth and the increase of young people using these platforms, this has been to blame for many you people’s mental health problems because there’s a preoccupation with body image and the pressure to be seen to be living a perfect life. A 2021 survey of children and young people’s mental health found that 17.4% of children aged 6-16 had a probable mental disorder in 2021.


First aid for mental health?

After reading all these shocking statistics and how common it is to suffer with your mental health. Do you think its important to have some idea on how to help and support either your family, friends or co-workers?

First Aid

Can you believe only 4 out of 10 bystanders are prepared to give someone in need first aid?

An average of 460 cardiac arrest deaths each day or one every three minutes in the UK.

With how busy the ambulance service is, it is key to perform first aid if you see someone in need. Especially when Someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest, as in the UK its one of the leading causes of death. If everyone attempted first aid on the casualty a further 1000 people’s lives could be saved, when dealing with cardiac arrest victims. Only 7 – 8 per cent of people on where resuscitation is attempted manage to survive to leave hospital. However, survival can be increased to up to 40 per cent through the early use of CPR and defibrillators.

140’000 people die each year in the UK from incidents where first aid could have possibly saved their lives.

First aid is a life skill and is very important everyone knows some form of first aid. The difference it can make to someone’s life is exceptional, Also the effectiveness of treatment made by the ambulance service when the casualty is passes over to their care. if a patient doesn’t receive basic first aid care immediately, their situation will often deteriorate rapidly. By being able to provide basic care, you can stabilise a patient until emergency medical services arrive.

Why do not a lot of people want to perform first aid?

Simple, most people choose to do nothing over the fear of being sued. Luckily the good Samaritans law protects bystanders. When performing first aid on a casualty that cannot reply, it is implied consent. Therefore, all bystanders are encouraged to help. Following that, people with breasts are more likely to die in a situation where they might survive if given CPR, because people are afraid to touch their chest area. On average only around 40% of woman will receive CPR when needed because of this reason. If CPR is carried out correctly then you will more than likely not even come into contact with the casualties’ breasts. Plus, your saving someone life which is more important. Don’t you think?

Personal reasons

Imagine it was a friend of a family member in need, and you can help. That could improve the severity of one’s injuries, speed up recovery time and most importantly save their life. Also learning first aid can improve your overall employability and job prospects. knowing how to physically move someone in pain, support their injuries and administer appropriate bandaging and dressings can also greatly reduce the amount of pain they experience. This is a handy skill to have as employers have a duty of care to have first aiders in the workplace.