On World Mental Health Day I want to take a moment to acknowledge our staff and students who have a lived experience of mental illness and all our colleagues who love, care for and support family and friends with mental health conditions. I hope that at some point today all of us are able to find a moment for self-care.
World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.
Mental Health Australia is leading the World Mental Health Day campaign in Australia. As the peak not-for-profit organisation representing the mental health sector in Australia, Mental Health Australia has a focus on ensuring the whole community recognises the part we all play in creating a mentally healthy society.
Do You See What I See? challenges perceptions about mental illness in Australia and encourages everyone to look at mental health in a more positive light, in an effort to reduce stigma and make way for more people to seek the help and support they deserve.