Mental health: A changing culture

Around the globe, trends in mental health are changing. More attention is now being paid to conditions such as depression and anxiety than before. They are now being seen as mental health issues that can be as detrimental to an individual as schizophrenia and other very serious conditions.

October 6th to the 12th marks Mental Health Awareness Week and the 10th of October marks Mental Health Awareness Day. This year's theme is on suicide prevention, close to 800,000 people a year lose their lives to suicide which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds. During this week, the public is encouraged to have more conversations about mental health, in a bid to eradicate stigma and support the great work being done by NHS trusts, community initiatives and companies with those living with mental health conditions. 

There have been some great initiatives put in place this year to put more resources behind mental health care. The NHS has launched it's Every Mind Matters campaign this week, to support adults with their mental health and wellbeing. It gives a range of self-care actions such as quizzes and tips to help adults identify some of their issues then indicates some of the wider resources and provides advice and support accordingly. As well as this, back in June this year the PM launched a new initiative to put prevention at the top of the mental health agenda. As part of an overhaul to society’s approach to mental illness, pledges were made: better access to education, training and support across communities in England. Suicide prevention training, an initiative which has already got over £2 million of government funding, was also encouraged to be taken by all 1.2 million NHS staff.  If the number of people suffering from mental health is to reduce in the coming years, however, then initiatives and campaigns such as every mind matters must be created and utilised all year round, and not just on one week of the year. 

The European Neuro Convention 2020, taking place on the 17th&18th of March 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham is an event that specialises in mental health and showcases all of the latest products and technology improving patient outcomes throughout the sector. Over 3,000 brain and spine experts will attend, including rehabilitation specialists, neurologists and lead psychologists. The European Neuro Convention 2020 will host over 100 CPD accredited seminars. From mental health and brain injury to benefits of speech and language in neurorehabilitation, there is a seminar for every clinician that attends the event looking to gain knowledge in their field of expertise. Part of our expertly tailored lineup will be Dr Anita Rose from The Raphael Hospital leading a speech on ‘Mental Health and Brain Injury: Promoting mental wellbeing’ and Shauna Kearney from Birmingham Children’s Hospital on ‘The neuropsychology of Inherited metabolic disorders’.


The European Neuro Convention 2020 will showcase some of the most forward-thinking, world-leading healthcare companies. The event has already partnered with the British Neuroscience Association, Parkinson's UK and the Institute of Clinical Research which are just a few names from over 300 exhibitors that will be joining us over the two days. 

Happening on the 17th & 18th of March 2020 at the NEC Birmingham, continue your professional development by attending the event made to expand, evolve & innovate your social care business. Get your free ticket now