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Mental Health Week

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing is a growing issue within our community, including within the policing profession and police families. Victoria Police Legacy as adopted a proactive approach to this issue and is supporting Victoria Police and our Police Legatees by providing current information about Mental Health issues as well as providing useful and relevant web links to various Mental Health service providers who can be contacted should you feel the need. The initiative of establishing a dedicated Mental Health page on our website at -About Us – Mental Health is one way in which Victoria Police Legacy is supporting those within the police family.

Mental Health is a hidden illness as most people suffer alone while seeming to be ‘normal’. The biggest hurdle we need to cross is acknowledging that we have a mental health issue and then seek help. There are many places where help is available and by accessing our Mental Health page you will find the links to many of these there. We encourage the use of services available, those suffering from mental health issues are not alone and there is help available.

 

Lex de Man AFSM
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Mental Health Week runs from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th October, 2017. 

Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health, through a week of interactive events across the state, including an official launch, community festivals, art exhibitions, music, theatre and seminars.
From its beginnings in 1985, the week has grown to encompass hundreds of events, organised by a multitude of individuals, community groups and service providers throughout the state.
Much of the effort of running Mental Health Week comes from dedicated volunteers committed to promoting mental wellbeing, furthering knowledge about mental health and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness.

For More information about what is happening this week visit:

http://www.mentalhealthvic.org.au/