Stigma is a major barrier that stops people from seeking help, which is concerning given that:
- 45% of Australians will experience a mental illness at some stage of their life
- 1 in 5 Australian employees report that they have taken time off work due to feeling mentally unwell in the past 12 months.
Murray PHN created the Stop Mental Illness Stigma Charter to help workplaces make employees and customers with mental illness feel more valued, supported and understood.
To date, 50 organisations have signed and adopted the Charter, and while some have implemented a number of initiatives, others are seeking inspiration to make their start. If your organisation has, or is interested in signing the Charter, you are welcomed to attend one of our regional workshops, to share success stories and ideas:
Bendigo | Monday 19 February 2018 Click here to RSVP
Mildura | Tuesday 20 February 2018 Click here to RSVP
Shepparton | Wednesday 21 February 2018 Click here to RSVP
Albury | Tuesday 27 February 2018 Click here to RSVP