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VIDEO: NHS LAUNCHES NEW MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN WITH ‘HELP’ FROM THE BEATLES

The NHS has launched a new landmark campaign using the iconic Beatles song ‘Help!” to get people in the South East and across the country to take better care of their mental health.

Backed by some of the UK’s biggest artists, the campaign will encourage people struggling with their mental health to seek support.

‘Help!’, written by John Lennon in 1964, was credited by the superstar songwriter as one of his most honest and genuine songs and with lyrics like ‘Help me if you can I’m feeling down’, the song is the ideal soundtrack to get others thinking about their mental health.

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Following a national survey carried out by NHS England and Improvement in 2020/21, 427 of the 3,000 people who took part were from the South East. 52% of the 427 people said they were concerned about their mental health, with half experiencing stress (50%), 48% experiencing anxiety and 49% of people experiencing low mood or depression. The majority of those who struggled (68%) also did not seek any professional help for their mental health.

However, since April 2020, over 230,000 people in the South East have come forward for NHS talking therapies. This number is expected to increase as those who were surveyed said they were more conscious of their mental health this year, with 52% of the 427 surveyed planning to focus on their mental health in 2022.

Olivia Falgayrac-Jones, Deputy Director of Clinical Delivery for Mental Health, said:

“I know the past few years has had a huge impact on the nation’s mental health and our message to people is clear: the NHS is open and staff want you to come forward, so please seek help either by referring yourself to the NHS talking therapy programme online or by contacting your local GP, particularly if you were one of the many people who felt unable to do so as the pandemic hit. Talking therapies can be available face to face, over the phone or by video consultation.”

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The NHS is encouraging anybody experiencing anxiety, depression, or other common mental health concerns to come forward and see how talking therapies can help them.

NHS mental health talking therapies are a confidential service run by fully trained experts and can be accessed by self-referral or through your GP.

Thanks to Sony Music and Apple Corps, who have donated the lyrics and melody of the Beatles classic to the campaign, top names from the UK music industry including Craig David, Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, Tom Grennan, Laura Mvula, Ella Henderson and Max George, will launch the campaign with a speaking rendition of the song – encouraging more people to seek ‘Help!’.

The all-star campaign, which will run across radio, social media, and on-demand, is also being backed by a number of leading charities.

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Planet Reality Check
Planet Reality Check
4 months ago

All well intentioned I’m sure, but as for the comment to get in touch with your local GP by Olivia Falgayrac-Jones, has she tried lately. They still don’t want to let people in for appointments unless you really push for one. “Talking Therapies” isn’t that just an consultation under a different name. More business speak. People should grow up and stop being snowflakes. Just get the GP’s to do what they are paid for properly again.

Billiam O'brady Jr
Billiam O'brady Jr
Reply to  Planet Reality Check
4 months ago

Sorry, but who’s being “snowflakes” here? The mental health system in UK is totally broken. There are real treatments out there (e.g. EMDR) that can literally cure certain mental health conditions and the fact that the general public is so uneducated about it is a telling factor. You sound like you actually have some mental health issues, but are too vain, proud or stupid to get it checked out. Lots and lots of your generation are like that. “We didn’t have it in our day”. Yeah we didn’t have the internet in your day either and yet here you are, leaving a comment on it XD

Planet Reality Check
Planet Reality Check
Reply to  Billiam O'brady Jr
4 months ago

My generation, which one is that then? Nope no mental issues here, sorry to disappoint you on that one. Well I’m certainly not stupid, I can use a computer and I don’t just mean for clicking links and emails, try, c++, lua, audio production, video editing, 3D design etc, but then again you probably don’t know what that is anyway. Just saying.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
4 months ago

mental health has become the go to excuse for everything now, just like backache was in the 1970’s and 1980s

why – because it is almost impossible to prove that a person is making it up and justifying being off work and claiming the sick.

Billiam O'brady Jr
Billiam O'brady Jr
Reply to  isle of wighter
4 months ago

What an ignorant and offensive thing to say. So you think soldiers who come back from combat are faking PTSD to get time off work? Just another example of a certain generation trying to avoid taking the blame for the state the country has been left in for young people. It’s always someone else’s fault isn’t it? Blame the government, blame young people, blame technology. You broke the age old contract that kept our society together. You broke the families, the education system, the justice system and national identity. Now that it’s catching up to you, you want to tell the people who are suffering that they’re fakers.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Billiam O'brady Jr
4 months ago

my point made perfectly – it has brought out the rantings of the likes of – billiam/jollop

I guess you live in some sort of utopia where all tell the truth biliam/jollop.

There are generations of families on this island that have not done a days work between them and sponged, leeched and burdened theirselves on society throughout their meaningless lives. They have all used the backache excuse, then anxiety and are now onto mental health.

I personally know plenty of them.

billiam – had your parents not decided to have a kid, you wouldn’t exist – show some gratitude to your betters.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  isle of wighter
4 months ago

You no nothing !!!!
Bitter little man.
Do you actually think that people with mental health issues choose to have these horrendous conditions.
More people have died in the last two years through suicide then COVID.
Google that and then stick it up your rectum.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

assuming my gender jollop – tut tut, such a sloppy error in this enlightened time we live in.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  isle of wighter
4 months ago

Sorry bud, I did not realise that you are trans……x that explains a lot.
You are bound to be a bit mixed up, emotionally ( and physically ? ).

Cedee
Cedee
4 months ago

I’d rather they didn’t waste their money on ad campaigns but rather put it into crucial NHS help for people mentally struggling.

 

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