On May 9, Partners for Mental Health and CMHA launched the “Not Myself Today” campaign with the aim of soliciting funds and support for improving mental health in the workplace. With the launch of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety earlier this year, the Not Myself Today campaign is intended to spark discussion and inspire action around the vital issue of mental health in the workplace. As 500,000 Canadians miss work weekly due to mental health conditions, the campaign encourages organizations to support a psychologically healthy workplace by engaging their employees on mental health issues and investing in workplace mental health programs. So far, over 30,000 people have pledged to improve mental health in the workplace on the Not Myself Today site, and dozens of organizations have joined the movement for better mental health in the workplace.
The campaign will culminate in a national Not Myself Day @ Work on June 6th, when companies across Canada will be holding special events and activities to promote workplace mental health. A free campaign toolkit is available on the Not Myself Today website which includes an activity guide, resources and promotional items for employees and employers to host their own event.
Funds raised through the campaign will go to workplace mental health programs run by Partners for Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, including Mental Health Works.
For more information on the campaign, visit the Not Myself Today website.