World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

Communications is a fast-moving and high-pressure environment which makes it rewarding and exciting. However, working in such an industry can also bring challenges that affect our mental health.

At the beginning of 2020 we were giggling at people making banana bread at home. By May we had mastered it and were now posting step-by-step instructions with our own “unique twist”. Fast forward to today and while we may have slowed down our baking somewhat, the world seems even more chaotic than it did 6 months ago.

The year 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging years of our lives for people around the world. The convergence of major economic, health and societal issues has put unprecedented strain on the resilience of people across every swathe of our communities – add this to an already high-stress industry like PR and there’s no doubt protecting the mental well-being of those working in our industry is paramount to our future success.

The PRCA SEA is proud to be dedicating a week to support World Mental Health Day. During this week, we will be sharing blogs, campaigns, case studies, research and more in the hope that it’ll increase awareness and support for mental health.

How to get involved

– Submit a 400-600 word blog on mental health in Southeast Asia

– Share a short video on the importance of mental health in the communications industry using #PRCASEAMentalHealth

– Speaking opportunities

Interested in getting involved? Get in touch with communications@prca.seasia.global.

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