The stigma around mental health is decreasing

According to research recently carried out by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), increases in engagement with counselling and psychotherapy suggests that the stigma surrounding mental health is diminishing (see the full article here). The findings suggest that 28% of people in the UK have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist and over half of Britons have either had therapy themselves, or know someone who has.  As BACP Governer, Andrew Reid says, “Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist is increasingly considered an ordinary, everyday activity which many people choose to do in order to improve their mental wellbeing.” 

Modern society is constantly concerned about physical and social wellbeing. Mental, spiritual, emotional and intellectual wellbeing are also vital aspects of who we are, and deserve our effort and attention. It seems many people are beginning to understand the wisdom of this.