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12th October 2021, 20:50

Health Minister expresses satisfaction with events organised around Mental Health Day

The Health Minister has expressed satisfaction with the number of events organised around Mental Health Day.

Samantha Sacramento has stressed the importance of awareness, saying it's a key component of the national mental health strategy.

Events included an awareness day at Midtown Park, a BBQ at Ocean Views and the lighting up of the Moorish Castle with the image of the talking head, the symbol being used to promote mental health. Gibraltar's national football team also sported this logo on their t shirts during the warm up ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Montenegro.

Meanwhile, the Mental Welfare Society told GBC says that while awareness is good, it is not enough if it is not followed up with action.