Today marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (from 8th-14th May).

It is a week that every single one of us should pay more attention to, because 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem over any given year. It’s a shocking statistic, not least because it identifies the fact that mental health problems are far, far more common than we might have previously thought.

In other words, if mental health issues don’t directly affect you, then there is a very strong chance that they will be troubling someone close to you. A loved one. A mum, dad, wife, husband, daughter, son, or friend.
And yet despite this alarming statistic, mental health is still considered taboo. Something which we often find ourselves getting embarrassed or uncomfortable talking about, but mental health is vital conversation we should all be opening up to, now more than ever before.
Work-induced stress, depression, anxiety and bi-polar are just a few of the issues affecting that 1 person in 4 suffering with mental health problems. They can be the most debilitating issues for someone to have to live with, and some people are battling with these afflictions on a daily basis. Often with little or no help…

Studies have shown that 1 in 8 people receive treatment for a mental health problem. That means that there is quite clearly a deficit for people with mental health problems actively receiving treatment. The statistics speak for themselves, but there is also the somewhat neglected sector of society who struggle with mental health problems, and attempt to go about their everyday lives with no help or treatment whatsoever. They try to merely survive as opposed to thrive. And this is where we want to make a difference.

Here at Amida, we want to help change and improve the lives of all people suffering with mental health problems. We wish to identify causes and offer clear and logical solutions to these problems through a variety of methods and techniques, therapy and coaching.

At Amida we are here for you on this journey, every step of the way. All we ask is that you make the initial approach to us, and we will do everything in our power to ensure you start thriving again, not just surviving with mental health problems.

There is a vast amount of support available in the community for people whose mental health is a concern to either themselves or their loved ones. It’s time to take control, and realise that either yourself or your loved one can and will get better.

Email Amida Life Coach on or call therapist Kevin on 07391 574985 today, and start your journey to thrive.