World Mental Health Day is October 10th
October 06, 2022 at 2:45 PM
Monday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day.
The day was initially created by the World Federation of Mental Health, an organization that supports mental health awareness and support in more than 90 countries.
The theme for 2022 is “Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority”.
World Mental Health Day is an opportunity raise awareness and to learn more about mental health, to reduce the stigma around mental illness, and to start conversations about how we can support each other.
As union members, we have an important role to play in addressing mental health issues in the workplace and society. Health and Safety Committees and stewards have a special responsibility in supporting and representing members around mental health and mental illness. Members should be able to identify and understand mental health injuries at work, and equipped with the ability to deliver Mental Health First Aid.
Employers must be encouraged to adopt a scientific approach to mental health, focusing on prevention and facilitating members’ integration into the workplace.
On World Mental Health Day, we reaffirm our commitment to maintain healthy workplaces where our members’ mental well-being is always a priority.