Make Some Noise for Mental Health January & February 2016

Written by CMHA Alberta

Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning initiative within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) to promote mental health awareness on campuses and is endorsed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Alberta.

Read the press release HERE

Watch the Video:

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What is Make Some Noise for Mental Health?
The mission:
To implement a conference-wide mental health awareness campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health on campus. The awareness campaign is intended to encourage conversation and open mindedness and better promote resources and support available on campus and in the local area.

Why?
The goals:
• Reduce/eliminate the stigmas related to mental health, wellness and mental illness
• Create awareness about local mental health resources on campus and through the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta (CMHA) and surrounding community
• Encourage empathy and understanding by developing an open-minded perspective through conversations about mental health
• Led by ACAC member athletics staff and student-athletes
• Activate at ACAC member home games and campus-related events
• The focus is awareness

Where?
All 17 ACAC member institutions in 11+ Alberta communities
Partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta (CMHA)

When?
January 15-February 13, 2016
(Varies between respective ACAC members and their selected events within the duration of the campaign www.acac.ab.ca)
ACAC SCHEDULE 2016

January

  • Augustana Vikings, University of Alberta Augustana (Camrose): Jan 11-22
  • Lethbridge College Kodiaks, Lethbridge College (Lethbridge): Jan. 15-16
  • Keyano Huskies, Keyano College (Fort McMurray): Jan. 15th/16th ; Jan. 22nd /23rd ; Jan.29th/30th
  • King’s Eagles, The King’s University (Edmonton): Jan 15-16
  • Concordia Thunder, Concordia University of Edmonton: Jan. 15-16
  • MacEwan Griffins, MacEwan University (Edmonton): Jan. 16
  • Olds Broncos, Olds College (Olds) :Jan 21-23 
  • Medicine Hat College Rattlers, Medicine Hat College (Medicine Hat): Jan. 22-23 
  • Portage College Voyageurs, Portage College (Lac La Biche): Jan 25-30
  • Red Deer Kings/Queens, Red Deer College (Red Deer): Jan 22-Jan 30
  • SAIT Trojans, SAIT Polytechnic (Calgary): Jan. 26-30
  • NAIT Ooks, NAIT (Edmonton): Jan. 29-Feb 14
  • Lakeland Rustlers, Lakeland College (Vermilion): Jan 29-30

February

  • GPRC Wolves, GPRC (Grande Prairie): Feb. 5-6
  • Briercrest Clippers, Briercrest College (Caronport, Saskatchewan): Feb 5-6
  • Ambrose Lions, Ambrose University (Calgary) : Feb 5-6
  • St. Mary’s Lightning, St. Mary’s University (Calgary): Feb 8-12

Links:

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For more information contact Billie Rae Busby, ACAC Chair, Make Some Noise for Mental Health committee at [email protected]


 

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