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Gather the Kiddies & Let’s Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week TOGETHER Virtually!

Seeking Balance and Harmony: Children’s Mental Health Week 2021!

Let’s get, Loud for Mental Health!

Algoma Family Services (AFS) in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Nogdawindamin and Strong Minds have gone virtual to bring a number of activities and events across the District in recognition of Infant, Child, Youth, and Adult Mental Health week!

JOIN US AT ONE OR ALL OF THESE VIRTUAL EVENTS
MAY 3RD TO MAY 9TH, 2021

  • Did You Know Green is the symbolic colour in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week? Here’s an idea?? Decorate your front window in GREEN, wear GREEN clothes or make GREEN ribbons that can be shared with your family *** If you’d like to participate please take a picture of your decorated window or wearing green and tag AFS on Facebook or Instagram. #KidsCantWait #CMHW2021

 

 

 

  • Random Acts of Kindess – Follow along with our daily posts and participate to win a gift card each day, check out Algoma Family Services facebook for daily inspiration.
  • Infant Mental Health events
    1.  Mom and Baby Yoga on FacebookTuesday May 4th, 2021  10 am- 11 am
      Strength & Stretch workout focuses on bonding with your child through physical activity. During this workout we will be doing an all-body-style workout using your baby as weight, implementing therapeutic touch, and performing fun movements. Mom and baby classes release mood-boosting endorphins that can help address hormonal imbalances or even postpartum depression. Make sure you watch until the end to find out how you can win a gift card!
    2.  Balancing our Trays: How to promote balance and harmony through a lens of self regulationWednesday, May 5th, 2021 @ 10 am -11:30 am, Zoom Meeting ID: 641 2326 4714   Password: 037114
  • Medicine Walk: One of the Elder’s at Nogdawindamin will share some knowledge on the natural medicines found within the Baawaating Area (Sault Ste Marie Area). Check out Algoma Family Services facebook or https://www.facebook.com/Nogdawindamin/
  • Family Fun Fitness: Join Lori, Amanda and Natalie for a 60 minute workout live on Zoom. Friday May 7th at 6:30 pm  Zoom Meeting ID: 641 4383 1451 Password: 236802. Check out Algoma Family Services facebook
  • Balance and Harmony Virtual Concert: Past performers bring new material in a virtual presentation featuring Spencer Pine, Joley Gough, Madi Schomogyi, Tianna Legacy. Saturday May 8th at 7 pm view on Facebook
  • 4th Annual Strong Minds Virtual 5K Run: In Your own neighborhood, backyard, a nearby trail or on a treadmill to register please visit Strong Minds – Run for Change  Saturday, May 8th, 2021 https://www.strongminds.co/run-for-change
  • Daily Daily Fact or Figure from Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health Awareness Week both occur in May. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness about mental health, share information on services and to reduce stigma. “One in five people will be challenged by their mental health, with 70% of mental health challenges emerging in adolescence. Currently, there are over 28,000 children in the province of Ontario waiting for service, and this has been exacerbated by the pandemic. We need more resources in terms of funding and staffing to ensure services are available when needed”, said Sandie Leith, Director of Services, Algoma Family Services.

“I would like to extend on behalf of the AFS Board and Leadership team our great appreciation to the Children’s Mental Health Week Planning Committee and our community partners for their awesome work in planning these great activities. The pandemic is taking a toll on everyone’s mental health. We are certainly seeing this in the increased demand for our services. We greatly encourage the community to join in on these activities, have some fun, learn more about mental health and the services available. Your participation goes a long way in reducing the stigma associated with mental health. Remember your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Let’s get, Loud for Mental Health!”, said Ali Juma, CEO, Algoma Family Services.

To learn more about Children’s Mental Health Week please visit the Children’s Mental Health Ontario website or the Canadian Mental Health Association website for information on adult mental health. Be sure to check out the Algoma Family Services Facebook page.

The event is finished.

Date

May 03 2021
Expired!

Time

All Day
Virtual - Webinar - Video Conference

Location

Virtual - Webinar - Video Conference
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
Algoma Family Services

Organizer

Algoma Family Services
Phone
705-945-5050
Email
[email protected]
Website
http://www.algomafamilyservices.ca/

Other Organizers

Strong Minds SSM
Strong Minds SSM
Phone
705-987-3825
Email
[email protected]
Website
http://www.strongminds.co/
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Phone
(705) 759-0458
Email
[email protected]
Website
http://ssm-algoma.cmha.ca/
Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services
Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services
Phone
1 800-465-0999
Email
[email protected]
Website
http://www.nog.ca/
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