Mission: Nova Scotians will leave sessions with an awareness of mental health issues.
Goal: Strengthening our Collective Voice by developing collaborative and supportive relationships among multiple sectors and partners, in support of mental health for all; introduce concepts related to mental health and addictions, and to create awareness, appreciation and understanding of various areas that impact mental health.
Learning Objectives: Using a facilitative approach, our awareness sessions provide participants with an opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of mental health while being introduced to mental health concepts including:
- Understanding the difference between mental health and mental illness
- Understanding the importance of taking a proactive approach to mental health
- Identifying signs of poor mental health & mental health issues in self and others
- Identifying resources within the community
Outcomes: Nova Scotians will be aware and understand at a concise level of the principles of mental health via facilitated discussion and strategic activities designed to get participants involved in the session.
Ride Don’t Hide – CMHA NS Division Flagship fundraising event in support of CMHA NS mental health & addictions promotion and prevention supports and services.
Mental Health Awareness Week – The first full week in May CMHA NS Division promotes the importance of mental health for all Nova Scotians and highlights promotion and prevention supports and services
Workplace Mental Health Month – Increase awareness of the need for a comprehensive approach to workplace health in Canada that is influenced by the four elements of a healthy workplace:
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Workplace Culture and Mental Health
- Physical Environment
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Not Myself Today – is an evidence-informed, practical solution to help employers transform mental health at work. This workplace mental health initiative helps companies build greater awareness, reduce stigma, and foster safe and supportive cultures. Through attention-getting material, turnkey activities and our tools and resources, we break down barriers and make mental health engaging and accessible to all employees.
World Suicide Prevention Day – World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD is an awareness day observed on the 10th of September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Various activities have occurred around the world since 2003
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Main website: www.novascotia.cmha.ca
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To register or request information on our Awareness sessions, please contact the CMHA Nova Scotia Division Toll-Free: 1-877-466-6606