Get focused on mental health this October


Monday, 27 August, 2018


Get focused on mental health this October

Queensland Mental Health Week 2018 will be held from 6–14 October, with a number of ways that people can get involved.

The event is designed to promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing and helps to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Attendees will hear from Queensland Mental Health Ambassador Libby Trickett and other mental health and industry experts at the ‘Mentally healthy workplaces’ forum or ‘Work-related violence’ webinar.

There are plenty of ways businesses can promote the importance of positive mental health at work during Mental Health Week:

  • Hold your own mental health awareness session to reduce stigma and promote help-seeking behaviours.
  • Show and discuss Libby Trickett’s film about her personal experience with mental health issues or check out Heads up toolbox talks on how to get a mental health conversation started in the workplace.
  • Request a visit from Libby Trickett.
  • Learn about the early warning signs that indicate a worker may need support. Download the Mentally healthy workplaces toolkit and other information and resources to help take positive steps towards a mentally healthy workplace.
  • Remind staff about how to access information on local mental health services or their employee assistance provider.
  • Arrange a morning tea for staff to help them connect and take a break. Consider fundraising for a mental health organisation doing great work in the community.
     

Find out more about what others are doing at on the Mental Health Week website.

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