Get Loud for CMHA Mental Health Week
Time to work on your outside voice! Get ready to Get Loud this May 1-7 for the 66th annual CMHA Mental Health Week. This year, Canadians are getting loud to end wait times, because it takes far too long to get the mental health care we need, when we need it.
Think of “getting loud” as picking up a mental health megaphone. The people we love – and the people we elect – need to hear that mental health is an essential part of health, and of health care. And we just can’t wait anymore.
Please join us and tell everyone to #GETLOUD from May 1st and May 7th.
Updates & Events:
- Mayor Colin Basran Proclaims May 1-7 Mental Health Week in Kelowna
- Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mental Health Week
- 5 Ways to #GETLOUD for CMHA Mental Health Week
- Free CMHA Kelowna Presentations:
Understanding Anxiety in Children and Youth and Substance Use Training (Sorry, these presentations are currently full!)
- Community Partner Events:
Hiilite’s Wear a Onesie for Mental Health, First Strike Martial Arts Kelowna’s Mental Health Awareness Day, TWP Fitness’ Mental Health Awareness Day.
- CMHA Kelowna has partnered with Change Gamers to bring Mental Health Week to their I CAN app.
About CMHA Mental Health Week
CMHA Mental Health Week was first introduced in 1951 to raise mental health awareness. It is now a Canadian tradition, offering practical ways to maintain and improve mental health and support recovery.
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in hundreds of neighbourhoods across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.