This project aims to promote community mental health with a multi-pronged approach. The initiative involves several different components, including posting signage with mental health tips and services along popular walking trails, initiating a Men’s shed group, installing Community Mailboxes, and hosting a photo contest for youth.
One positive change that the animator observed because of our Men’s Shed project is that the group of men that were coming was small, but they were a good group that included each other and began to support each other in small ways. Another positive change that we saw through these projects is that many of the non mental health specific groups/agencies joined us in looking at things through a mental health lens to integrate their services/programs into a well-being sphere. A third positive change we have seen with our projects is that mental health support resources are easily accessible and advertised more widely than before. We hope that our projects have helped to spark conversations, and to change some of the negative discourse around mental health.
Fox Creek, AB Canada
Individual Community Grant