Community Educators from the RMHI team were proud to be involved with the launch of the Think Mental Health Campaign on Tuesday the 28th of November.

The campaign will be delivered online, via radio, social media and digital media.

Through these mediums the Mental Health Commision is hoping to raise awareness with the intention to educate the community about the following key points.

 

  • Empower people to look after their own mental health and wellbeing, as well as that of others.
  • Encourage people to check in with friends, family and colleagues.
  • First phase of the campaign targets males aged 25 – 54 years, because three out of four deaths by suicide are male (in Western Australia), and their family and friends, who can play a support role.
  • Like our physical health, our mental health affects us all on a daily basis. Sometimes just talking about it can make a huge difference.
  • The key thing to take away from this campaign is not to underestimate the power of listening and talking.

 

More information on the topic can be found at the Think Mental Health Health website: www.thinkmentalhealthwa.com.au which includes a mental health self-assessment and check-up tool.

It will be supported by a community resource kit for workers in the mental health field (Suicide Prevention Coordinators), and materials for GPs. 

If you think someone else might be interested …. share details of the campaign.

 

Jaxon and the Team

The Regional Men’s Health Initiative
delivered by Wheatbelt Men’s Health (Inc.)        
PO Box 768, Northam WA 6401            
Phone: 08 9690 2277                
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www.regionalmenshealth.com.au