Mental Health Week
May 4th – 10th is Mental Health Week. Now, more than ever before, let’s use this week as an opportunity to not only #GetLoud about our mental health but also to #GetReal about how we feel.
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is social connection. Connecting with other people and our communities doesn’t just feel good; it’s good for our mental health. As we face the COVID-19 global pandemic, we need each other now more than ever. It’s time to #GetReal about how we feel and lean on others for support.
- Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.
- Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.
- For more information or to access the Mental Health Week online toolkit, visit the CMHA website, https://cmha.ca/.
The incredible staff of the Mental Health and Addictions Program put together a video sharing positive mental health messages. Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Check it out here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfmj-5s1roo.
Let’s #GetLoud about what mental health is and let’s #GetReal about how we feel. Please remember to take care of your own mental health! As part of that commitment to yourself, please take some time this week to check out Bridge the gApp website at https://www.bridgethegapp.ca/ for access to mental health resources and services.
Community Suicide Awareness Virtual Presentation
There is a virtual presentation, ‘Community Suicide Awareness’, scheduled on Wednesday, May 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and is open to community members who are interested in expanding their knowledge about suicide, suicide warning signs, and local resources available to help. This is a 90-minute, free, online presentation. See the above attached information for more information. Individuals who are interested in attending can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Food Helpline -811/ Government COVID- 19 up to date Link
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is partnering with 811 Healthline and community organizations to connect residents of the province who are experiencing food insecurity with community food programs and other supports to access food during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Residents of the province can now call the Provincial Government’s 811 Healthline service to access basic information about food programs in their community, including referrals to food banks and meals.
News release link https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/exec/0504n02/.
Community Garden Guidelines during COVID-19
Community gardens are permitted to open (subject to public health guidelines). Visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/COVID-19-Community-Gardens-FAQs.pdf to see guidelines.