People are talking more openly about mental health these days — attitudes are shifting, awareness is growing — but the work we need to do to foster safe, supportive, and mentally healthy spaces is an ongoing effort. Like our physical health, we need to take care of our mental health. And since we spend most of our waking hours at work, we can’t just leave mental health concerns at the door when we start our workday. We must commit to making workplace mental health matter.
To support our UFV community Human Resources is bringing Not Myself Today®, an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, to all employees. We encourage you to explore the resources, tools, and activities that are available to each of you online 24/7.
The Not Myself Today program focuses on three main objectives:
- building a greater awareness and understanding of mental health
- reducing stigma, and
- fostering a safe and supportive work culture.
To create an account, simply visit http://www.notmyselftoday.ca/create-account using the login code ALXJEM and create your own username and password.
At UFV we are excited to be at the forefront of organizations that are stepping up to make mental health our priority.
Zoe Strazza, SR HR Advisor