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Family Day, February 19th – Moving for Mental Health – Help us break a Guinness Book of World Records for LARGEST GROUP FITNESS CLASS

Family Day, February 19th, 10:00 – 11:00

Presented by “Moving Minds in London” and supported by “Live Healthy, Work Healthy” with all proceeds to “CONNECT for Mental Health”

Join us for some fun on Family Day – while raising money for a great cause!

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Moving Minds, a community initiative developed by two Londoners looking for a way to increase awareness , educate, and reduce the stigma of mental health, have created a fun way to connect your mind and body, while raising funds for CONNECT for Mental Health a not-for-profit peer support organization run by and for individuals who have lived experience of a mental health or addiction issue.

Help Us Break a Guinness Book of World Records for LARGEST GROUP FITNESS CLASS

With qualified, energetic instructors, Sil Martin, Mo Wassie, and Michelle Phillips

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Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre 656 Elizabeth Street, London, Ontario

“There are multiple associations between mental health and chronic physical conditions that significantly impact people’s quality of life.  People with chronic physical conditions are at risk of developing poor mental health.”

-Canadian Mental Health Association

YOUTH TALENT SHOW – February 2, 2018 at 7 pm.

YOUTH TALENT SHOW RAISES MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES H.B. Beal Secondary School student and local mental health organization partner together to support local peer support programming. Be sure to put Feb 2nd on your calendar! We have an AMAZING night for you ! CONNECT for Mental Health Inc., alongside Pastiche Arts Initiative (a program created by H.B. Beal Secondary Student Riley Carswell) is running a Youth Talent Show on Friday, February 2 at 7 p.m. to raise money for local mental health peer support programming. Hosted at the Palace Theatre (Old East Village Cultural District, 710 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 2Z4) audiences will witness a night of exciting fun and young talent. We would like to welcome interested media to interview participants and/or hosts of the event. Media will be permitted to bring and use their photography equipment and professional video cameras as all underage participants will have signed a release form. Should you like to promote our event ahead of time, tickets for seniors and students are $15, while adults can gain admission for $20. There will also be a raffle and 50/50 draw. All funds raised go to CONNECT for Mental Health peer support services. Snacks and bar service will be available, and credit cards are also accepted.
This is going to be a huge fundraiser for Connect for Mental Health! Come out to enjoy some awesome talent, win some raffle prizes and support our mental health peer support organization!  Bring the whole family for a great evening out.
Buy your tickets by following this link  https://mytickets.palacetheatre.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=186 NOTE: Choose how many tickets your want, then click QUICK PICK TICKETS. This will take you to the next screen where you can choose your price level – $20 for adults/ $15 for students and seniors. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CONNECT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. THESE ARE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS.
We hope to see you there! For further details contact: Katie Dean Fundraising and Event Planning, CONNECT for Mental Health katie.dean@connectformh.ca 519-619-1019  

PEARS Youth Wellness Group – Registrations Open for Winter Session – Starts Thursday, January 18th

PEARS is a six week series for young people ages 12 – 17.   Registration is open for the winter session. The winter session starts Thursday, January 18th and you can register now by contacting Barbara at barb.frampton@connectformh.ca. As a firm believer in launching a discourse amongst youth, Connect for Mental Health is proud to partner with the Psychological Education, Awareness, and Reduction of Stigma (PEARS) mental health education program alongside King’s University College. PEARS teaches youth to be self-aware when faced with mental health issues while providing a strong toolbox of knowledge filled with coping skills. Through six lessons, the program creates mindfulness and reduces stigmatization. The program is comprehensive and research-based while remaining interactive and engaging. As we aim to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues, PEARS is a strong program that provides attitudinal changes and helps future generations live healthy. Download the pamphlet explaining the series by clicking here.  CONNECT-ED Pamphlet For more information, about PEARS visit <ahref=”http://pearsmentalhealth.webs.com/”>http://pearsmentalhealth.webs.com/  
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100 Woman Who Care donations reached just over $15 000 for CONNECT

Thank you 100 “Woman Who Care” for choosing to donate to CONNECT. Your members’ donations started on Sept 28 of $10 000 and came up to an outstanding $15 225. Thank you to Kayla Logan for sharing your story and nominating CONNECT for Mental Health​ to receive the funds. As a community we can promote recovery and build peer support. Thank You!! Check out this amazing fundraising organization. They really do care! ​ Photo credit: Al Desrochers from SNAPD
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