plus overflow checkmark zoom download-icon link camera film search messages calendar discussions logout invites user bullhorn cog alarm checkbox arrow-right circle-right circle-left group checkbox ui empty checkbox ui arrow-down download help facebook instagram mail paperplane phone warning megaphone map telescope chat message-send message refresh desktop checkmark eye heart compass

NEED HELP? Call the FREE 24/7 Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642

Rural and remote communities are already doing so much to support the wellbeing of their community members.  We want to honour those accomplishments and each communities unique journey of becoming a mentally healthy community.

We continue to hear from Animators the value of learning from other communities. So we want to hear and share your story! To get story sharing stared, we are hosting a two week contest that will give you the opportunity to share your “Community Story” and get up to $500 for your contribution to the Rural Mental Health Network! The first 20 communities will receive cash prizes to support you ongoing efforts! 

Submission guidelines are flexible to let your creativity run free. However, we have guiding questions to help you share your communities’ journey. We will follow-up with every submission and create a valuable learning tool (article, zoom interview, podcast, etc) that further highlights your submission, community and all the wonderful things you are currently doing and hope to do in the future.   

Submission Guidelines  

There are 3 ways to submit your story  

  1. Image
  • There are no restrictions on materials, use whatever best depicts your community and story (photographs, drawings, magazine clippings, etc) 
  • Include a description for how the image captures your communities journey.
  1. Written 
  • In 2-3 paragraphs write about the story of your community 
  1. Video
  • Video submission can be a series of videos/short moving shots, an interview where you are talking on camera and answering questions OR a combination approach

The following are the requirements for each option and you must address each question: 

  1. What does the Rural Mental Health Project mean to you and what does Animating look like in your community so far?  
  2. What stood out for you (insights or ah-ha moments) during training? 
  3. What have you learned about your community since starting as an Animator? 
  4. What success and/or challenges have you had as an Animator? 
  5. What has been the response from community members and partners to the Rural Mental Health Project so far? 

If there is another way you wish to submit to the contest, please contact [email protected] to discuss. 

Click here to submit your story

Latest Stories

Kim Titus

Date: April 28, 2020 Author: Kim Titus Location: Airdrie, AB View full story

Derek Collins

Date: May 4, 2020 Location: Vermilion, AB View full story