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Frontline Family Wellness Day

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Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

1900 3rd Avenue East

Owen Sound, ON N4K 2M6

Canada

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Join responders from across Grey to learn about mental wellness for professionals who deal with traumatic stress, and their family members.

About this Event

Responders from Grey County are invited to attend the Frontline Family Wellness Day event on Sunday, February 9 at the Bayshore Community Centre. This free event is for first responders, those serving in the military, veterans, healthcare professionals exposed to traumatic stress, and the families supporting these frontline professionals. The event features two parts, a symposium and a special documentary screening

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Symposium (1:30 PM to 5:00 PM)

At the symposium, attendees will hear from various speakers with experience in the field of mental wellness. Topics include:

  • Understanding the mental health continuum
  • Resources for care
  • Family peer support and more.

Children's Programming

Special programming will be offered during the symposium for elementary school-aged children with parents attending the event. If you are interested in bringing school aged children with you to this event, please let us know on your order form when registering.

Keynote Speaker - Kendra Fisher

Kendra Fisher grew up knowing exactly what she wanted. Years ago, when faced with the opportunity to realize her dream of goaltending for Team Canada, Kendra was diagnosed with severe mental illness; forcing her to leave the National Program in order to seek help. Kendra now shares her personal journey in efforts to bring Mental Health issues to the forefront.

Documentary screening (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)

In the evening, there will be a special screening of the documentary The Other Side of the Hero at Cineplex (1020 10th St. West in Owen Sound).

Tickets for the documentary screening must be reserved separately from the Symposium, but symposium participation is not necessary to attend the documentary screen.

About the event

Frontline Family Wellness Day is a partnership of Emergency services from across Grey County and the Operational Stress Injury Social Support program through the Department of National Defence's Veteran's Affairs program.

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Location

Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

1900 3rd Avenue East

Owen Sound, ON N4K 2M6

Canada

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