May 5, 2021

About Mental Health Week 

The Mental Health Week started in 1951 in the first week of May. This year is the 70th anniversary of the event and it is held from May 3rd to May 9th, 2021. A lot of Canadians are observing this tradition that is celebrated in schools, communities and workplaces. It promotes, celebrates and protects mental health across Canada. 

The Objective

The main goal of Mental Health Week is to make the promotion of healthy mental health habits. It is something to be promoted and protected, it is not just something that you can lose. If you are looking for tools or information about this event, you should visit

You can also connect with people all around Canada and the world on Social Media by using the following hashtags:

  • #GetReal
  • #MentalHealthWeek


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This Year Mental Health Week

This year’s edition is under the theme of being able to understand our emotions. It is about accepting, labelling and recognizing your feelings as a step to protect and promote good healthy habits. To name and express your emotions is a great way to feel better about them and to keep healthy habits.

Emotional Literacy

If you are not familiar with the term “emotional literacy”, it means to be able to recognize how you feel, to understand how you feel and to be able to express how you feel. Being emotionally literate allows you to manage your emotions better and to regulate them. 

It can be hard to put words on emotions even if you are feeling them. Some emotions can be triggered by various events quickly and unconsciously.  


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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Mental Health Week or if you want to learn more about healthy habits, you should contact us. Our experts at Core Benefits are always here to help you and inform you about those important subjects. If you are not feeling well, do not hesitate to reach out to a specialist or to friends & family.