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The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The theme of 2022's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'.

World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.

When it comes to mental health, many people who suffer with anxiety, depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may need more support when accessing services or studying at university.

Chattertons aim to educate providers on the removal of barriers to their services including the implementation of extra support, alternative ways of delivering their services and better ways of communication or making bespoke adjustments to each customer's needs.

At Chattertons, our Equality and Disability rights team are working hard to ensure accessibility and inclusion for clients with both physical and hidden disabilities. The team are currently handling various cases for clients with mental health battles, with cases against a university for failing to provide additional support, to cases against a large bank chain for ignoring a customer with PTSD and Androphobia and failing to provide a reasonable adjustment.

In 2022, WHO published the World Mental Health Report and one of the issues the report covers is stigma. Stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations against people with mental health conditions are widespread in communities and care systems everywhere and there is work to be done in normalising talking about mental health and the stigma that is often attached.

With an estimated 12 billion workdays lost annually due to depression and anxiety, Chattertons aim to support the disabled community across the board, including clients with disabilities such as anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD: Helping them to navigate barriers to accessibility and inclusion in day to day life with confidence and independence.

Why work with our equality and discrimination solicitors?

Our dispute resolution solicitors have a wealth of combined experience and expertise in handling a wide range of disputes, including circumstances in relation to equality and discrimination. Our team are skilled in securing early resolutions to various matters, securing favourable settlements before court hearings are scheduled.

The team is led by our equality and discrimination expert, Carrie Clewes. Carrie has extensive experience and knowledge in acting on a wide range of litigation matters under the Equality Act, providing a comprehensive service that combines empathy and efficiency.


If you need any legal advice either now or at some point in the future, please do get in touch. Call one of our local Chattertons offices or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.