On the 10th October we will be remembering all those suffering with mental health issues.

We have all been touched in some way by mental health issues, either personally or by someone we know. This crisis and the changes it has brought for us all brings stress and unhappiness, adding to the burden suffered by so many.

The past few months have brought so many challenges to us all, whether through personal loss of loved ones, our own health or our work situation. Students trying to move on in life, teachers and school children have had to adapt to new ways and those key workers who have had to keep going through the crisis: all parts of our community have changed in some way.

This years World Mental Health Day calls on all governments to invest more in the services and care for those suffering mental illness.

Our parks and greenspaces have already played a key role in helping us through this crisis and we need to give a special thanks to all those who have worked so hard to keep them open.

For more information on World Mental Health Day please visit the dedicated WHO website page.