Get ready to #GetLoud!

Posted April 25, 2019 by Site Manager

For the 68th straight year, CMHA invites you to #GetLoud for Mental Health Week, May 6-12.

This year we’re not just getting loud: we’re getting loud about what mental health really is. 

So, what is mental health really?  Simply put, it is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all feel good about ourselves, whatever life’s ups and downs. 

When you look at all the official definitions out there across Canada and around the world, you find that there are six common features of good mental health: a sense of self, a sense of purpose, of belonging, contribution, enjoyment and resilience.

But what does this look like in real life, to real people? We created illustrations that reflect the real faces of Canada to help them tell it like it is—in their own words.

Can you see yourself in these words? Don’t these six lines illustrate what we all want out of life, what we all want to have—for ourselves, our families and each other—to feel good?

I don’t worry too much about what people think of me. 

I feel like I’m reaching my potential.  

I feel like I belong. 

I make the world a better place.  

I enjoy my life. 

Knock me down and I’ll get back up again. 

For more information about what mental health really is and tools to help you share it, please visit mentalhealthweek.ca. And get ready to #GetLoud with us, starting May 6.

Mental Health Week events in Oxford:

#GetLoud about Mental Health really is in our community during Mental Health Week 2019, May 6 – 12:

Wellkin’s Family Open House
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
912 Dundas Street, Woodstock

Come celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week with wellness activities, food, friends, and lots of fun! Featuring a therapy dog, wellness activities, visit from Bumblebee & Supergirl, face painting, free pizza slice provided by Boston Pizza, refreshments, yoga, and crafts!

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

Mental Health First Aid Training – New session begins
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
522 Peel Street, Woodstock

This program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend, or a colleague. This group will run for 4 Wednesdays, starting May 8.

For more information, check out the event page on our website.

Ride Don’t Hide Oxford Launch & BBQ
Saturday, May 11 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
645 Dundas Street, Woodstock

This BBQ is more than just grilling and sauteing onions; we’re also having 2 committee members riding – the entire time!  Thanks to GoodLife Fitness in Woodstock, 2 of our dedicated team members will be riding alongside to raise awareness about the ride.  We will also have 104.7 Heart FM on location keeping spinning the tunes.  Bring your team, bring your friends, bring your family!  See you there!