World Mental Health Day 2019
One in five Australians experience mental illness each year, yet despite this, there is an ongoing stigma that prevents more people from coming forward to seek treatment, support and recovery.
World Mental Health Day is an annual initiative started by the World Federation for Mental Health, and in Australia this initiative is carried out by Mental Health Australia with their ‘do you see what I see?’ campaign, which aims to encourage people to see beyond the stigma and to make mental health more visible. As part of this campaign, all Australians are encouraged to make their own unique promise to help raise awareness, your promise could be as simple as checking in regularly with friends, or making your workplace one where people feel comfortable to talk about how they’re feeling.
Peninsula Hot Springs is the first Corporate Friend of Mental Health Australia, assisting them to advocate for a better mental health system for all Australians in order to achieve the vision of mentally healthy people and communities. Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation of the mental health sector in Australia, representing and promoting the interests of its over 120 national and state charity organisations such as Beyond Blue, Headspace, R U OK? and Lifeline.
Head over to the Mental Health Australia’s website and make your own promise, or share on social media using the hashtag #mentalhealthpromise.