Thriving together: Mental wellness for International Women’s Day

As we celebrate International Women's Day under the theme 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress,' it's crucial to recognise the profound impact of mental health on economic empowerment for all genders. This article explores the intersection of mental health support and economic progress, aligning with the campaign theme of 'Inspire Inclusion.'


Breaking barriers: Addressing mental health stigma

In societies worldwide, mental health stigma affects individuals of all genders, hindering their ability to seek help and perpetuating silence around mental health issues. To invest in economic empowerment, we must dismantle these barriers and create inclusive spaces where individuals feel empowered to prioritise mental well-being.

Building resilience: The power of mental well-being

Investing in mental health is investing in resilience for all. Access to counselling and support services equips individuals with tools to navigate life's complexities, fostering resilience that transcends economic barriers. Stories of triumph illustrate the transformative power of mental well-being.

Empowering women: Addressing unique challenges

Women face unique challenges such as gender-based violence and caregiving responsibilities, impacting their mental health and economic opportunities. Targeted interventions addressing these challenges are crucial for advancing gender equality and economic empowerment.

Empowering men: Challenging traditional norms

Men also face challenges due to societal expectations surrounding masculinity, which can discourage seeking help for mental health issues. Challenging traditional norms and promoting openness can empower men to prioritise mental well-being, enhancing their economic participation and quality of life.

Bridging the gap: Creating opportunities for economic empowerment

Integrating mental health initiatives into efforts to empower individuals economically is essential. This includes advocating for workplace policies promoting mental well-being and ensuring equitable access to resources for all genders. Prioritising mental health paves the way for a more inclusive and prosperous future.


As we reflect on the significance of International Women's Day and its theme of 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress,' let us not forget the pivotal role of mental health support in shaping a more inclusive and prosperous society. By prioritising mental well-being and economic empowerment, we pave the way for a future where every individual, regardless of gender, has the opportunity to thrive.

In this journey towards equality and progress, let us stand together in support of mental health initiatives and empower those around us to seek the help they need. By fostering resilience and creating spaces of inclusivity, we can build a world where mental health is valued, and everyone can realise their full potential.

Seeking support

If you or someone you know could benefit from support and counselling, don't hesitate to reach out to qualified professionals. Seeking counselling can provide valuable guidance and assistance on the journey towards mental well-being.

Counselling offers a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with a trained therapist who can offer support, guidance, and practical strategies for managing challenges. Whether you're struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, counselling can help you develop coping skills, gain insight, and work towards positive change in your life.

Maintaining good mental health is vital for living a happy, fulfilling, and balanced life. It enables us to navigate life's challenges with resilience, achieve our full potential, and contribute positively to the world around us.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Counselling Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Sukhi Kaur, MBACP, MHFA, Dip. | Counsellor and Coach
Birmingham B15 & West Midlands B91

Sukhi Kaur, a BACP-member counsellor, offers personalised, tailored mental health and wellbeing support to individuals. With her compassionate and empathetic approach, Sukhi provides a safe, non-judgmental space for clients. Convenient and easily accessible one-to-one individual counselling is available online.

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