International Women’s Day is an important moment in the year. It’s where collectively, we celebrate the achievements of women, shine a light on issues that affect them and call for gender parity.
Statistics about women and girls’ mental health
So, what are some of the statistics that women and girls are trying to overcome today?
According to the 2017 report on mental health of women and girls by The Mental Health Foundation:
- Today, women are three times more likely than men to experience common mental health problems. In 1993, they were twice as likely.
- Rates of self-harm among young women have tripled since 1993.
- Women are more than three times as likely to experience eating disorders than men.
- Young women are three times more likely than young men to experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Young women are more likely to experience anxiety related conditions than any other group.
- The number of women and girls between the ages of 10 and 24 recorded as having taken their own lives has increased by 94 per cent since 2012
This year’s theme is Break the Bias. So, we need to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.
At Harmless, we’re offering a range of different training from mental health awareness to suicide prevention and intervention, to self-care, mindfulness and resilience. We are part of the movement to empower women and equip them with the skills and confidence to support people who need help, and to support and empower themselves.
Head over to our Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/harmless-lets-talk-training-14795237737 to find a range of different courses which are evidence based and CPD accredited and help break the bias!