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Canadian Mental Health Association calls for new mental health promotion 
strategy to get out in front of mental illness.

TORONTOMay 6, 2019 /CNW/ - To mark its 68th annual Mental Health Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) calls for a national mental health promotion strategy to help shore up Canadians' mental health in the face of rising rates of mental illness worldwide. The call is one of six recommendations outlined in a new national CMHA policy paper, Cohesive, Collaborative, Collective: Advancing Mental Health Promotion in Canada, released today.

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Have trouble sleeping?

During Mental Health Week, CMHA Kenora and Lake of the Woods Yoga Studio is offering practical strategies to get the REM sleep you need to function.

  • Enjoy Practicing restorative yoga postures and relaxing breathing techniques with blankets, tea, bolsters, and yoga mats available to test out free of charge
  • Brainstorming and connecting with others who have great ideas on what works
  • Receiving information on sleep enhancing research

Be sure to pre-register as space is limited

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HOW WILL A FAMILY ADVISORY SUPPORT THE HUB?

A Family Advisory will play an important role in ensuring that the voices of family members are present in the design, governance and implementation processes of the Kenora hub.  Families are seen as experts in the needs and capacity to support their youth, and members of this workgroup will be engaged in:

  • Co-creating a workplan to ensure the Kenora youth hub is a youth-driven and family supported initiative
  • Supporting the recruitment of family members into hub activities and initiatives
  • Becoming a group of family and community engagement champions to amplify voices of youth, whose voices will reflect the context and needs of youth
  • Communicating workgroup activity with network partners and interested stakeholders

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