The Mental Health Commission of Canada has launched “Partners for Mental Health, ” a new initiative to create a national social movement focused on redefining what it means to have a mental illness, using the voices and actions of ordinary Canadians.
Everyone is invited to participate in this initiative whose vision is “A nation in which our people experience the best possible mental health as a result of policies, practices and programs that reflect Canada’s outstanding commitment to our well-being.” The five year goal of the initiative is to have one million Canadians actively engaged in standing for and realizing fundamental changes in mental health policy, practices and programs that change the way all Canadians think, believe and act in regards to mental health.
“Partners for Mental Health” will be organizing an annual national event promoting the power of mental well-being. The activities will be supported using web-based social media to create an online community that will advocate for profound change in the policies, programs and supports that exist for mental health and mental illness. The purpose of the website is to mobilize a million people to join hands in the effort to transform the way society defines and respond to mental illness at home, in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the country.
For more information about “Partners for Mental Health”, visit www.mentalhealthcommission.ca.