Mental Health in the Workplace: Mental health literacy innovations for teachers and students across the globe
Dr. Stan Kutcher is the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and the Director for the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental Health Policy and Training at Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre in Canada. He is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, and policy and has been involved in mental health work in over 20 countries.
October 10th, 2017 marks World Mental Health Day for the 25th year running. World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) founded the awareness day in 1992 and since then people all over the world are holding events, making announcements and celebrating #WorldMentalHealthDay. This year's theme is Mental Health in the Workplace.
In this vlog, Dr Stan Kutcher discusses the importance of Mental Health in the Workplace for both teachers and students. He also discusses two exciting new innovations in mental health literacy, applicable to, and implemented in, both high-income and low-income countries with similar results. The purpose of these innovations is to:
- Increase mental health knowledge
- Decrease stigma surrounding mental health
- Increase help-seeking efficacy for both teachers and students
Visit the innovations for further details of their impact:
- Mental Health Literacy for Students and Educators: Classroom implementation of the Guide resource
- Improving Access to Care: Go-To Educator Program
Also check out the TeenMentalHealth.org organisation page.