The World Health Organisation (WHO) have highlighted that our world is an unequal one. As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others. This is due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age. Throughout the world, some do struggle to make ends meet which in turn, leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness and premature death, as well as harming our economy and society.
Brian from WWI said “What a year 2020 was. One of the positives to take from the turmoil has been the focus that has been placed on wellbeing and mental health. 2020 was a year when I first noticed TV and radio ads mentioning the importance of looking after our mental health. It was also a year where many Irish organisations properly prioritised the wellbeing of their employees. If you don’t have healthy people, you can’t have a healthy business. Is the penny finally dropping?
Oral diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study, 2016 estimated that oral diseases affected half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people). It also states that, ‘there is a direct correlation between dental health and overall health’.
The Human Connection when we break it down really links to a sense of love and belonging. Love and Belonging are essential to the human experience. Love and belonging are key over the next few weeks as we yet again navigate a new normal way of life. As we move into uncertain times this January and with more restrictions its important, we stay connected.
We successfully got through the first week of January, however the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has left many people struggling with their mental health. As we are currently in the midst of Lockdown 3.0, it is now more important than ever to keep the spirits up & concentrate on mind and body, and remind yourself that better days are coming and we will get through this.
The World Health Organisation is encouraging people to seek information from legitimate sources only, stating we need to connect safely with those who are isolated, and to curb exposure to news that makes them anxious or distressed.
The sudden and near-constant stream of new reports about Covid-19 can cause anyone to feel worried. Facts minimise fear and accessing only reliable information can help to ease anxiety and aid in the promotion of positive mental health.
It is important that men and boys be mindful of their health and be aware of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.”
Having good mental health is about feeling positive about ourselves and others, being able to form good relationships, and having the resilience to overcome challenges. Good mental health is characterized by a person’s ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities, including the ability to learn, the ability to feel and express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions. It is also the ability to form and maintain good relationships with others
All this week, we are celebrating ‘National Women’s Health Week’ and it is important, especially during this current climate, to remind women and girls to look after themselves and keep as healthy and active as possible.
The World Health Organisation is encouraging people to seek information from legitimate sources only. They state we need to connect safely with those who are isolated, and to curb exposure to news that makes them anxious or distressed. The sudden and near constant stream of news reports about COVID19 can cause anyone to feel worried. Get the facts not the rumours and misinformation. Facts can help to ease anxiety and aid in the promotion of positive mental health. Facts minimise fear.