(Extract from Service in Action sent to all crew today)
President Gordon McInally has said on many occasions, “we can take a first step towards playing an active role in mental health by attending to our own mental health needs – and bringing our full, authentic selves to Rotary”.
Through working with the Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives we have identified how to apply community-focused concepts that make other Rotary-supported efforts a success – in particular, the global support efforts around polio. There are three key actionable concepts that are evident and constitute the pillars of this action group. They are:
- Raise awareness
- Break stigma
- Increase access to care.
The Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives serves to address each of these but needs Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world to join the efforts. We welcome anyone who is willing to join hands to achieve this mission. We offer toolkits on our website that we encourage clubs to adopt, and we encourage dialogue in clubs to erase the stigma. Most of our toolkits are available in several languages.
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