10 October 2019

See beyond the stigma this World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.

The theme this year, Do You See What I See?, challenges negative perceptions and stigmas around mental illness. One in five Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.

We encourage you to reach out when you need help. Don’t let stigmas around mental illness keep you from seeking the support you need.

Help is just a phone call away for all ADAVB members with the member assistance program provided by LifeWorks. If you ever feel like you need some help to cope with difficult issues that you may be facing, contact LifeWorks on 1300 361 008 for free confidential support.

You can also make a positive impact in your workplace and social groups by checking in on employees, co-workers and friends. Listen without judgement and encourage anyone in distress to seek professional support.