The Town of Cochrane invites everyone to #GetReal and celebrate Mental Health Week from May 3-9, 2021.
Every May, people in Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around Mental Health Week with the goal of shifting societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. The week-long celebration promotes behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance. To respect physical distancing measures, all Mental Health Week events are being celebrated virtually.
This year for Mental Health Week, the Town wants to help people talk about the importance of mental health and to reflect on our own self-care, which is particularly important given the increased physical isolation so many are facing.
In the December 2020 survey conducted by Cochrane’s Social Recovery Task Force it was found that 89% of residents were concerned about their mental health and personal well-being and 85% were concerned about the level of stress in their life.
“We have heard loud and clear from residents that their mental health during the pandemic is a top concern,” said Kim Krawec, Manager of Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). “To celebrate and raise awareness about mental well-being, we have put together a full month of resources, tips and virtual activities to support the community with their mental health.”
“This Mental Health Week let’s have real conversations with our friends, neighbours and coworkers about how we’re really doing. We’re in this together.”
Anyone struggling with their mental health who wants to talk to someone urgently can call the Distress Centre at 403-266-4357.
A live-streamed event with David Irvine
7pm, Monday, May 3, 2021
Cochrane Scavenger Hunt is an opportunity for all Cochranites to rediscover, explore and ultimately, have fun while adventuring in their own backyard this spring. Fun for all ages and participation prize draws!
Follow this Facebook event for daily mental health tips, resources, contests and more.
You can also use the hashtags #MentalHealthWeek and #GetReal to join the conversation on social media.