Mental Health Awareness Week – May 5-9, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHW) was introduced in 1951 by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. Today, the MHW provides practical ways people can maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness. The MHW also provides an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on their attitudes and behaviours towards those licing with mental health issues as we work to reduce discrimination and stigma associated with mental health problems [CMHA]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

Coffee Conversation – Tuesday, May 6

coffeeAdults who work with kids take a minute to watch a video and discuss over a cup of coffee. Access the video and conversation guide at and then share your thoughts to #care4u

Hats on for Mental Health! – Wednesday, May 7

hatWear a hat wherever you are to show your support for child and youth mental health! Tweet your photo to #care4

Family Hour – Thursday, May 8

familyInvest an hour to support positive mental health in your family. Take a walk, play a game – find opportunities to spend time together and then tweet your experience to #care4u

#CARE4u – Friday, May 9

care4uShare how you care about Positive Mental Health – for yourself, your family, your friends, your school, your community. Tweet your picture/message to #care4u

Download the Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 Poster (English)
Download the Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 Poster (French)
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