Hats On! For Mental Health

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Community Event, Mental Health, Wellness

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! For Mental Health and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. Schools can participate by encouraging students and staff to wear hats and engaging in conversations focused on understanding mental health and the importance of removing the stigma associated with mental illness. Mentally healthy students are more resilient and better able to learn, achieve success and build healthy relationships.

You can learn more about Hats On! For Mental Health by visiting the Can We Talk website, which is sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association and includes a variety of mental health resources for schools. To explore ideas for understanding and promoting positive mental health, visit Alberta's mental health in schools web page.

Mental Health Awareness Week (May 1-7, 2023)

The focus on mental health promotion continues throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, which looks to shift attitudes and perceptions about mental wellness.

Local activities and events

Tri-Municipal partners are hosting a joint event called, Nurture Your Mind: A Mental Health Week Celebration for Community on May 7 from 10am-3:30pm at the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum (5120 41 Avenue in Stony Plain). A combination of registered and drop-in activities and learning opportunities related to mental wellness will be offered. For more information, visit the website of the City of Spruce Grove or the Town of Stony Plain.

To find other mental health activities and events happening in and around the Stony Plain area, visit the Town's Mental Health Awareness Week web page.

Need Some Help?

Please visit our Crisis Hotlines & Community Resources page for a comprehensive list of local service providers. You can also reach out to Wellness Together Canada, a resource that provides free mental health support for Canadians (available virtually, 24/7).

Always call 9-1-1 if someone is in immediate danger.

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