Nick Jones, Chief Executive and Registrar at the General Chiropractic Council, said in response to the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week:
“Issues surrounding mental health, either as a short- or long-term condition, continue to be shrouded in shame and prejudice. As we have learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic, good mental health is just as important as a person’s physical wellbeing.
“If you’re in good mental health, you can make the most of your potential, cope with life and play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.
“We need to move past the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage people to speak openly and honestly about their condition without fear of judgement or discrimination. We can then all gain a better understanding, helping us become a more understanding and productive society.”
Notes to Editors
- For interview requests and queries contact the General Chiropractic Council’s Press Office (Richard Campbell) on 07710 542 381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Founded in 1999, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is an independent statutory body for the chiropractic profession. Created under the 1994 Chiropractic Act, the GCC’s purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of the public.
- The GCC is the smallest of the 10 healthcare regulators under the Professional Standard Authority with about 3,500 chiropractors on its register.
- GCC has published a new Mental Health Resource Pack providing advice and guidance on maintaining good mental health.