1 in 4 children will experience a mental health issue by the time they are 18, and 1 in 5 will not receive the help they need to tackle the illness.
70 per cent of mental health problems have stemmed from an experience during childhood or adolescence, and people in the early and prime working years are among the hardest hit by mental health problems. Without proper healthcare coverage, these people are not effectively treated for their mental illness, greatly reducing the chance of improving their mental health.
Positive mental wellbeing is the capacity of people to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance the ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges of day-to-day life. United Way Halton & Hamilton strives to reduce barriers and promote wellness by investing in programs that build skills for independent living, provide counselling for mental health issues, and help individuals become confident and empowered to deal with life’s challenges.