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Mental Health Week

Canadian Mental Health Week 
May 1-May 7
We have multiple layers and stories that make us who we are and while each year 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or mental health issue, 5 in 5 of us – that’s all people – have mental health. This year’s theme is: My Story.

The Canadian Mental Health Association will spotlight community-based mental health care champions, programs and communities while showcasing the importance of securing universal mental health care, what it can look like and how mental health care can be expressed and nurtured.
Sharing a personal story can reinforce feelings of strength, resilience, and perseverance. It’s also one of the most powerful tools to combat stigma and shame. But protecting your mental wellness is just as important as giving voice to your experience. If you choose to share your story, consider the following tips to help make sure you’re ready to take that step:

  1. Take your time
  2. Consider the implications for others.
  3. Choose the right outlet and scale
  4. Be prepared to listen
  5. Consider consulting subject matter experts
  6. Mention specific mental health resources

Source: Canadian Mental Health Association

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada 

2023 Mental Health Week Learn More

Source: Canadian Mental Health Association

Sharing Your Story Safely Learn More

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Professor Hippo Learn More

Professor Hippo-on-Campus is a free mental health program to all McMaster employees. All employees have access to the training program which is offered online through a series of online modules.

Campus Food Charter Learn More

The McMaster Campus Food Charter Survey is live until April 28! Taking the short, anonymous survey will give you the chance to share your perspective on and priorities for the current and future campus food system. Findings from the survey will be used to draft the McMaster Campus Food Charter, which will guide future action and projects related to food on campus.

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Employee Well-being Contacts

Karli Dillane

Program Coordinator, Employee Health & Well-being