Staff Mental Health Champions - Victoria Newton

Victoria Newton, EAP Teacher, Richmond Building

"To me, becoming a mental health champion means recognising that we are all on every mental health spectrum and that awareness is key to moving beyond stigma. I would like to walk into the staff room and feel as comfortable talking about psychotherapy for a mental health issue as I would be talking about physiotherapy for a physical health issue. There are only three letters to change between those two healthcare words, yet they are often worlds apart in terms of how we talk about them and how we receive others talking about them. Let’s change that."