Mental Health Submission Process
A space to discuss the upcoming submission to the Mental Health Review, share resources and documents, arrange times for meetings / Zoom calls, etc.
Poll Created Wed 9 May 2018 11:19PM
We move to three separate (but related) ActionStation petitions Closed Sat 12 May 2018 11:02PM
We offer several different but related posts on Action Station, related to the different areas that mindfulness can impact. This could look like:
Mindfulness in primary and secondary schools.
- Can refer to PBS and Atawhai / KI here, as well as literature that Grant and Tash have supplied already.
Mindfulness in the workplace, starting with government agencies.
- This could also call for workplaces to have greater responsibility for the wellbeing of employees - measured not only in terms of mental illness but also with regards to flourishing. Will make for a more effective public service. Can refer to Mindful Initiative UK's report on Mindfulness in the Workplace.
Mindfulness in the health sector, for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals.
- Can refer to burnout / compassion fatigue in the healthcare professions, and the increased effectiveness of outcomes when the clinician is mindful and empathetic. Lots of literature on this.
I think that is probably enough - don't want to spread our efforts too thin - but if you have any other suggestions then feel free to suggest them. There is a distinct literature for each of these three areas.
What do you all think? Do you support this proposal - to eschew the document idea in favour of a focus on creating these three ActionStation campaigns? If you're in favour, do you have any alterations or additions you would like to suggest?
One con to this approach is that it doesn't allow people to edit the petition and add their own stories, but that could be addressed by inviting people to submit their stories directly via email.
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5 of 19 people have participated (26%)
Thu 10 May 2018 7:59PM
Agree and please add tertiary education to the education one. Tertiary students under increasing pressures on many fronts, lots of mental health issues, not enough and reducing resources to support them. There is evidence of mfn benefits; can supply
Sat 12 May 2018 10:53PM
HI folks, sorry to throw a spanner in the works with this idea. Grant, Kristina and I have been talking and we think that three campaigns will be too overwhelming and confusing for people.