For all HR practitioners out there its Mental Health Week this week (Sun 5 Oct – Sun 12 Oct). This national wide initiative raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held every October each year to coincide with World Mental Health Day that is held on 10 October.
The aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.
The Mental Health Commission, in partnership with the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), coordinate events to recognise the Mental Health Week, as well as World Mental Health Day.
The Mental Health Week theme is Celebrate, Connect, Grow.
Celebrate: the positive events in your life, as well as the strengths and values that have helped you through more challenging times
Connect: with others by paying attention to your close relationships, or by reaching out and making new friends
Grow: by expanding your horizons and trying something new that creates meaning and purpose for you.