Engage Others

One of the most significant things you can do to help put mental health and addictions on the election agenda is organize your community around this issue. The more people you can rally around this movement, and the more diverse your group, the greater your chances of getting the attention of your local candidates and party leaders.

Here are some simple things you can do to get the word out about this campaign in your community, and across your networks:

E-mail

The quickest and easiest way to spread the word about this campaign to your networks is by e-mail. The e-mail option allows you to send this information in a personalized manner to anyone who you think would be interested in helping make mental health and addictions an election issue. You can include your friends, family members, and even co-workers.

Personalized message about the Vote4MHA campaign

Send out a mass e-mail letting people know that there is a movement to make mental health and addictions a priority for the next government. Ask people to visit the www.vote4mha.ca website to learn more about and participate in this campaign, or send them information about our key messages.

Social Media

The Vote4MHA campaign includes a social media campaign. You may have Facebook friends and Twitter followers that you didn’t even know were affected by mental health or addictions. Here are some simple things you can do:

Facebook

  • Share information about the Vote4MHA campaign through your status. Tell your Facebook friends that mental health and addictions needs to be a priority for the next government, and that each party must take a stance on how they will address this issue. Ask people to visit www.vote4mha.ca to learn more and help make mental health and addictions an election issue.

Twitter

  • Tell your twitter followers that mental health and addiction needs to be a priority for the next government. Use the hashtags #vote4mha, #voteON and #ONpoli to get others involved in the conversation about putting mental health and addictions on the election agenda. Ask people to visit www.vote4mha.ca to learn more and help make mental health and addictions an election issue.

Do this regularly to keep the momentum going!