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
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What is Make Some Noise for Mental Health?
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.
• 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
All 17 ACAC member institutions in 11+ Alberta communities
Partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta (CMHA)
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
For more information contact Billie Rae Busby, ACAC Chair, Make Some Noise for Mental Health committee at [email protected]
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