News & Events

News & Events

Wear Red Wednesdays

First Wednesday of every month

It's time we started working together to make our psychological health a priority. On the first Wednesday of every month, show you care and help us continue the conversation about the importance of psychologically safe workplaces. Here are some options for what you can do to recognize Wear Red Wednesdays:

  • Wear something red to work;
  • Apply this Healthy Minds at Work virtual meeting background to your Zoom, MS Teams, Go-To Meeting, or Webex calls;
  • Wear a Healthy Minds at Work pin, lanyard, mask, badge holder, or stick-on tattoo; or
  • Share the campaign with others in your workplace and online with a 'Wear Red Wednesday' selfie and tag it with #HealthyMindsAtWork #WearRedMGEU

Contact the MGEU Resource Centre to request pins, lanyards, masks, badge holders, or stick-on tattoos for your Local.

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Webinar: Occupational Stress Injury (OSI) and You

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00pm

How to know when it’s happening and why talking about it is key to recovery

Join MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky in conversation with Ela Partyka and Pattie Atwell from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) about Occupational Stress Injuries (OSI) and OSI-Can peer support program.

Webinar: Real Workplace, Real Change -- A conversation with Garvin Pinette

September 21, 2021

President Michelle Gawronsky and MGEU Safety and Health Specialist, Blaine Duncan, chat with MGEU member Garvin Pinette, who’s led the charge in bringing real change to mental health in his workplace at the Manitoba Youth Centre and Correctional facilities throughout the province.

Virtually Out of My Mind with Big Daddy Tazz

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Fearful, angry, sad, worried, frustrated, exhausted, or just plain blah -- many of us have struggled with our mental health throughout the pandemic, both at home and at work.

As a way to kick-off summer 2021, we invited MGEU members and their families to join local comedian and mental health advocate Big Daddy Tazz for "Virtually Out of My Mind" -- providing big laughs, straight talk, and a chance to check in with each other.

Ride Don’t Hide

June 2021

05-2021-RDH-MGEU-shareable4.jpg (771 KB)The Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) Ride Don't Hide fundraiser got us all moving, giving back, and feeling better. Thanks to all of the mental health champions who participated, more than $1.1 million was raised for mental health programs and services across Canada!