WHEN IT COMES to the treatment of mental health we have come a long way since “There there dear” or ‘Just Keep Busy”. The vast array of services provided by Thurrock Mind illustrate that their service users are very well provided for.
The issue of mental health is still something of a taboo subject. However, when you consider that 15% of the UK workforce have some form of mental illness and 8% a serious mental illness then we have to accept that it is part of our nature.
YT recommends that you read sections of former England cricketers Marcus Trecothick’s autobiography where he describes his own breakdowns. The scene where he is found cowering in a gift shop before flying to Australia is particularly harrowing.
Thurrock Mind, based in Bridge Road, had an Open Day last week which illustrated all the good work that they undertake.