Mental Health Week is set to kick off on Monday, May 6th and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is gearing up to host multiple events. ‘Compassion Connects – A Call to be Kind,’ emphasizes the importance of kindness. A new addition to the lineup is the Self-Care Workshop which aims to educate participants on distinguishing between mental health and mental illness and integrating self-care practices into a daily routine. Program Director, Tasha Collins shares more details. 

“On May 8th in the evening, we have a self-care workshop. And so, we're just asking people, [to] make yourself a priority. We're going to be exploring some myths and facts about self-care as well as grazing over the topics of mental health and mental illness, and then we're going to end the evening by building our own self-soothing kit which will be based on our five senses.” 

The workshop will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8th, at the CMHA office on 404 Ashford Street. The event is free to attend, however, to help ensure enough supplies are available pre-registration is required. To reserve a place call (306)842-7959. 

CMHA selfcare workshop poster