We all have the power to make change, but when it comes to changing systems, we often have to solicit the help of policymakers who are in a position to source and implement solutions to systemic problems. This kind of advocacy takes time. But it starts with getting noticed. This initiative is designed to help your community get mental health on the radar of your local decision-makers. It's also a chance to bring a group together to have open and detailed conversations about mental health, and drill down into the reality of the situation. Also have some snacks and share a laugh.
Ideal for (but not limited to):
- Classes, clubs or groups that want to change political systems
- Groups of friends and individuals who talk politics and want to impact the political system by putting their words into action
- A shared activity between parents and their teens
- Increased awareness of local issues among your local representatives
- Increased pressure on local government to push for change in mental health and consult community leaders
- Increased youth civic engagement