The day provides an opportunity “for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide”. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is:
THEME: Mental health in the workplace
During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. A negative working environment, on the other hand, may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO CELEBRATE
There are lots of ways to show your support:
1) Raise awareness on social media
3) Put a banner on your website
RAISE AWARENESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Use the hashtag #WorldMentalHealthDay to spread awareness about World Mental Health Day 2017 .