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CMHA PEI Mental Health Week Events and Information

May 6-12, 2024 is Mental Health Week! The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is a social change campaign to shift attitudes and perceptions about mental health. The 2024 theme is “Healing through Compassion”.

Canadians face worrying levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness heightened by social inequality, an affordability crisis, political divisiveness, and ongoing climate concerns. In this context, a call to be kind is more relevant than ever, especially given compassion’s many mental health benefits.

To learn more about what’s happening nationally this Mental Health Week, visit the CMHA National Mental Health Week website for branded assets, toolkits, and more.

Below is the schedule for Mental Health Week here on PEI! Participate in one of our upcoming events, or head over to social media and join in the conversations, storytelling, and sharing of content from CMHA PEI’s social media channels and Nationals! You can find us on:

Instagram and Threads:  @cmha_pei 

Facebook:  @CMHAPEI

X Corp: @cmha_pei

LinkedIn: Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division

If you are able to, we ask that you kindly consider making a monetary donation in support of CMHA PEI this Mental Health Week! You can do so by clicking the button below, and know that all funds raised through Mental Health Week initiatives stay here on PEI and go directly towards supporting CMHA PEI’s mental health programs and services in our Island communities: Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague and Alberton.

Mental Health Week On PEI

Monday, May 6KICK OFF TO MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – Share ours, and CMHA National content through social media using #CompassionConnects and #MentalHealthWeek to help kick off the week! Check out Nationals Blog Post: What Self-Compassion Looks Like to Me

Tuesday, May 7 – Today we continue to focus on showing compassion towards ourselves. Share on your socials and let others know ways you show yourself compassion and the benefits these things bring to your overall mental well-being. Tag us and CMHA Nationals in your posts! Use #CompassionConnects and #MentalHealthWeek

Wednesday, May 8Join Us for Mental Health Week Community Barbecues

Alberton – Community BBQ! Happening at the Hope Centre Clubhouse, 410 Main Street, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs available, and the opportunity to donate to CMHA PEI on site. (Rain Date – Thursday, May 9, 2024)

Summerside – Community BBQ! The Notre Dame Place Clubhouse will host a Community BBQ from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Clubhouse, 67 Duke Street in Summerside. (Rain Date – Friday, May 10, 2024)

Thursday, May 9A Call to be Kind to Those Around Us – We turn our focus now to showing compassion to those around us! Check out CMHA National’s blog Post: Debunking the myth of compassion fatigue. Use #CompassionConnects and #MentalHealthWeek

Friday, May 10 – Today we continue to focus on showing compassion towards those around us. Share on your socials and let others know ways you show compassion and the benefits this brings to your overall mental well-being. Tag us and CMHA Nationals in your posts! Use #CompassionConnects and #MentalHealthWeek

Saturday, May 11A Call to be Kind to Everyone in Canada – CMHA National’s Blog Post: How to have compassion for large numbers of people provides insights to help us all show a little more compassion to everyone without compassion fatigue setting in. Use #CompassionConnects and #MentalHealthWeek, and be sure to tag CMHA PEI and CMHA National in your Mental Health Week posts!

Sunday, May 12Final Day of Mental Health Week 2024 – Today, we encourage everyone to continue sharing stories of how compassion connects all Canadians. Let’s work together to keep the momentum of Mental Health Week going, and ensure kindness and compassion are at the forefront each day!

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