CAW Supports 'Not Myself Today' Campaign

June 26, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

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"Each day, 500,000 Canadians do not come to work because of mental health issues," said Sari Sairanen, CAW National Health & Safety and Environment Director.  "Mental health is a workplace issue."

The CAW is a proud supporter of Partners for Mental Health, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness on mental health issues through their "Not Myself Today" campaign. The campaign's goal is to inspire change in organizations across the country to create mentally healthy workplaces.

The Not Myself Today campaign ran for four weeks, throughout the month of May, and drew support from 102 organizations (including the CAW and CEP).

The campaign culminated on June 6, dubbed the national Not Myself Day @ Work. The campaign placed an ad in the Globe & Mail and organizations held coffee mental health breaks, lunch-and-learns, speaker events, and many other celebrations. The CAW distributed campaign materials in various workplaces that were well-received by workplace leadership and members.

The CAW and CEP will continue to support efforts to create mentally healthy workplaces and raising awareness about mental health issues.

For more information on the Not Myself Today campaign, and to read stories of Canadians dealing with mental health issues at work, visit:

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