Discover How We Can Tackle Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Together: One Word, One Action at a Time.
|Here are 8 tips to keep in mind:
Show that you care by being there.
Build a relationship based on trust and understanding.
Listen Attentively and Without Judgment:
Offer a compassionate ear without passing judgement.
Give the person time and space to express their feelings and experiences.
Offer Care and Support:
Instead of providing quick solutions, provide care and support for them.
Learn about different mental health conditions to better understand their experiences.
Encourage Seeking Help:
Express your concern and ask if they've considered seeking help from a counsellor or doctor.
Respect and Dignity:
Treat persons with mental health conditions with the same level of respect and dignity as anyone else.
If you suspect that you or a loved one is facing mental health challenges, reach out to someone for support. You can talk to your school counsellors or explore the services available on Belle, the Beyond the Label helpbot.
|Here are 5 ways to support:
Be a Catalyst for Change:
Get involved as a mental health volunteer with organisations like Campus PSY and Silver Ribbon (Singapore) youth Chapter.
Inspire with Your Story:
Share your personal experiences to inspire and support others.
Incorporate mental health topics into your school projects and initiate conversations on mental health and stigma.
Support Our Movement:
Like & Share the Beyond the Label Facebook page, or make use of the campaign materials and resources.
Promote Mental Health:
Share mental health-related content on your social media to encourage good mental health practices and resilience.
Stay informed about upcoming events on Beyond the Label Facebook page.
|Here are 4 ways to help:
Raising Awareness and Fostering Dialogue on Mental Health:
Create a safe and supportive work environment where employees feel comfortable seeking help or have open conversation about mental wellbeing.
Implement Inclusive Workplace Policy:
Embrace inclusive hiring policy and support for persons with mental health conditions.
Implement Workplace Mental Wellbeing Measures And/Or Workplace Accommodations:
Enable employees to have access to workplace support or reasonable accommodations.
Mental Health Education and Training:
Offer training and resources to your colleagues, giving them the confidence and knowledge to support employees with mental health conditions.
In May 2018, the WorkWell Leaders Workgroup, comprising leaders from both the private and public sectors, united to prioritise workplace well-being. Their first collective action was to rally employers in support of the Beyond the Label campaign on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2018. These organisations also pledged their commitment to this cause beyond that day. On 31 March 2023, 6 Singapore-based organisations and individuals were recognised at the inaugural WorkWell Leaders Awards and Gala Dinner.
To find out more about how you can become a part of this Movement, please contact the Mental Health Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Possible actions that employers can do to build an inclusive workplace:
Raising Awareness and Fostering Dialogue on Mental Health
Mental Health Education and Training
Implement Workplace mental wellbeing measures and/or workplace accommodations
Implement inclusive workplace policy
If you or someone you know is struggling with stress or anxiety, Belle, the Beyond the Label helpbot, is here to provide assistance. Take the first step toward recovery by seeking help early.