- Help increase awareness among the public and government about mental health– its importance to the success and well being of individuals, families and the workplace and its impact on physical health.
- Provide information to the public about psychological topics and disorders and how to prevent, manage and treat them. Information can help to improve awareness, assist coping and reduce stigma.
- Help get mental health help to people when they need it. Psychological services are not sufficiently available to Canadians. The services of psychologists, the country’s largest group of licensed and specialized mental health care providers, are not covered by public health insurance plans. Encourage the public, and other stakeholders in health, to let their governments know that Canadians need better access to treatments provided by psychologists, in the public health care system.