Host a mental health event
Talking about mental health is a crucial step to reducing the silence and stigma associated with mental illness. Share the knowledge youve gained or, if youre comfortable doing so, share your personal experiences with others whenever the opportunity is right.
Hosting a fun event to raise awareness and support for mental illness is a novel way to get people talking. Rally friends or coworkers together for activities you enjoy and have a great time while giving back to the community. You might get value from hosting a mental health or pamper party to treat friends and family to some relaxation. A corporate challenge event to gather pledges can support mental health initiatives while improving the public image of teachers and schools. Use your imagination and creativity to come up with an event idea.
Contact your local office of the Canadian Mental Health Association or Jonathan Teghtmeyer (1-800-232-7208) at the Alberta Teachers Association to share your vision and discuss how we can help you with planning and implementing your idea.