When we talk about immigration, we talk about people. These days, people who have made their home in our country are often spoken of as if they are a single homogenous group. Such talk overlooks that each person is an individual, someone with their own dreams and aspirations. Every one of us needs to have both contact with others and to be seen as an individual.
Supporting mental health at work requires that both workplaces and occupational healthcare update their cooperation practices and are willing to learn together. As a result of the Mental Health at Work Programme, a model has now been published where mental wellbeing is promoted through cooperation between workplaces and occupational healthcare by strengthening the resources of work communities.
The stress experienced by Finns can be seen in the increased number of calls to the Crisis Helpline. This summer, the helpline's resources were enhanced, and the number of calls answered was higher than ever before. The Crisis Helpline will open Ukrainian- and Russian-language helplines in September.
The number of calls to the Crisis Helpline keeps growing. The increase is 40% when compared to last year. April 2022 holds the record of the most calls in a month. Now young women in particular are calling the helpline.
This year 2022 Mental Health Art Week is organized for the eighth time. The theme is Hope & Courage. Annual Mental Health Art Week raises awareness on the positive impact of art and culture on mental wellbeing.