Calgary & Area Youth Mental Health Summits
Monday, 16 March 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us on MARCH 16, 2015 for the
Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region's first
Calgary and Area Youth Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Summit
This summit brings together students and teachers from various local high schools, to learn about mental health, mental illness and stigma, while challenging common stereotypes and misconceptions and preparing for mental health awareness activities in their own schools and communities.
Hosted by CMHA - Calgary in conjunction with The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, and the Calgary Inferno from the Canadian Women's Hockey League, the summit combines large group presentations and small breakout sessions featuring speakers, experiential exercises, discussions, and action planning.
Research has shown that the summit model, which is part of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s national Opening Minds initiative, is one of the most powerful ways to change youth attitudes related to mental illness. The success of the summit model stems from a meaningful combination of three key methods for shifting attitudes — education, taking action, and contact.
Registration is open for up to three students plus one teacher or guidance counsellor from each school to attend this important day free of cost.
Registration for the summit must be completed by March 10, 2015.
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Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region is a leader in promoting mental health and wellness through comprehensive community-based services for individuals, families, groups and organizations. Established in Calgary in 1955, we are a community based organization that provides mental health education and support services.