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World Mental Health Day 2017

We speak to Rod Eldridge, former senior officer and Clinical Lead at Walking With The Wounded about the importance of mental health and why looking after yourself needs to be a priority.

Lt Col (Rtd) Rod Eldridge is Walking With The Wounded’s Clinical Lead, supporting the charity’s mental health programme, Head Start. This World Mental Health Day, we spoke to him about mental health: what is it and why is it so important that we all look after it?

What does mental health mean?

Not an easy question to answer… I think it means different things to different people. But mental health is like physical health, both go hand in hand. To be mentally healthy means that you’re able to express yourself and how you feel, how you perceive and process information, how you think and how you interact with others around you in your day to day life. Full Story

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