Mental Illness Awareness Week is another opportunity for all of us to become more aware of both the realities of mental illness and the importance of mental health. This year’s week will be held October 3-9, 2021 and the focus this year will be on the importance of advocating for better care for people with serious mental illness (SMI). The Union of Health and Environment Workers joins those suffering from mental illness as well their families and advocates for better mental health programming in a call for more resources in the community and at the workplace to deal with these important issues.
In the centre of the week is World Mental Health Day on October 5, 2021 and on that day we link our arms with our brothers and sisters and family and friends around the world in both raising awareness and seeking more mental health resources. Many advocates say and we agree that there is no health without mental health. On this day and all this week, we recommit ourselves and our union to working for safer communities and psychologically safe workplaces for our members and all workers.
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