May 4, 2020 to May 10, 2020
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CMHA Niagara is celebrating Mental Health Week, taking place May 4 – 10, 2020. Every May, people in communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures across Canada, rally around CMHA Mental Health Week.
This Mental Health Week, CMHA Niagara has partnered with local businesses to present a virtual classroom of activities that support good mental health and wellbeing. “This time of physical distancing has placed real challenges on our community. Research shows that social connection and social support are factors that protect and promote good mental health. Let’s #GetReal and #GetLoud about our feelings and have real conversations with our friends, neighbours and coworkers about how we’re all really doing. CMHA Niagara is grateful to be working with local partners to provide programs in our Mental Health Week Virtual Classroom that we hope will provide tools, resources and support to our community,” says Tara McKendrick, Executive Director of CMHA Niagara.
Mental Health Week Webinars and Virtual Experiences
Monday, May 4 from 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mindfulness of Feeling Tone (Vedana): Feeling tone refers to the way sights, sounds, smells, tastes, physical sensations and thoughts get immediately filtered as pleasant, unpleasant or neutral and how a mindfulness mediation practice can help us to understand our experiences and responses and #getreal about how we really feel.
Tuesday, May 5 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Coping with Unemployment: Coping with unemployment can be hard on our wellbeing and maintaining a positive outlook on the future is vital to our mental health. This informative session will be hosted by CMHA Niagara. It will focus on how to manage the stress of unemployment by using self-care and will offer resources for support in Niagara.
Wednesday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
#GETREAL. GET YOGA.: Concentrating on physical and mental wellbeing, this yoga class is accessible for everybody and every body. Hosted by Bridgewater Yoga, the class will incorporate grounding postures and breath work in this hatha yoga class.
Thursday, May 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Self-Care for Uncertain Times: Your days look different. Your schedule has changed. Presented by Laura Hughes, this lunch and learn will help guide you in learning how to navigate what you are feeling and help you connect to simple ways you can care for yourself during this time.
Friday, May 8, 2020 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Music Speaks – Tips and Tricks to Help you #GetReal Using Your Own Voice: Join Tenja to learn how to open up, find your voice and look at how to breakdown a lyric. We will then combine it all with a few of her tricks to share and tell a story through song!
To learn more and register, visit our Eventbrite listings.