Choosing Life - a new initiative
As part of our new GPF-funded involvement with the Scottish
Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, UNISON Scotland is
gearing up for two events as we go to press.
The two afternoon music and workshop events are taking
place in Hamilton Council Buildings and Glasgow's Mitchell
Library on the 16/17 October.
The programme consists of a musical exploration of mental
health discrimination and social justice using political
song with Research Collections @ GCU and featuring Andy
Smith. This is followed by a talk on suicide awareness with
Choose Life.- the national strategy and action plan to reduce
Scott Donohoe, UNISON Scotland's Health and Safety Chair
said, "This is very much a trial organisational initiative
that we hope will both raise the issue of mental health
in the workplace and give the first steps in helping members
and activists identify people who may be at risk of suicide
and know where to turn."
In addition UNISON wants to sit down with the Festival
when it finishes and discuss a potential mental health learning
festival in the spring.
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