Mental Health Week 2024

Welcome to Mental
Health Week at Kickstand!

We’re thrilled to continue our unwavering support for young people navigating life’s challenges. Mental Health Week holds a special place in our hearts, providing us with an opportunity to reinforce our dedication to fostering the mental well-being of young people across Alberta. 

This year, our theme is “Fostering Compassion Through Connections. Compassion serves as a transformative force, guiding individuals through the complexities of mental health with understanding and acceptance. It creates a safe space where strengths and struggles can be embraced without judgment, illuminating paths of self-discovery and acceptance. 

Be Kind Always. Fostering Compassion through Connections for Kickstand Mental Health Week Campaign 2024 #MentalHealthMatters

During Mental Health Week, from May 6 to May 10, we’ll be hosting interactive sessions to remind young people that they’re not alone. Our workshops sessions through Kickstand Connect, will cover topics on youth engagement, mental health, substance use, peer support, and the importance of compassion for family and caregivers. 

But wait, there’s more! To show our ongoing support for young people in Alberta‘s youth, we’re excited to announce a special giveaway. Simply attend three or more of our events for a chance to win. Click here to learn more about our giveaway campaign. 

Mark your Calendars!

Day 1: May 6
Dive into mental health and substance use supports, 6pm-8pm. Book Now.
Day 2: May 7
Why our initiative is crucial for youth in Alberta, 6pm-8pm. Book Now.
Day 3: May 8
We’re here to support family and caregivers too! 6pm-8pm. Book Now.
Day 4: May 9
Explore social and peer support. 6pm-8pm. Book Now.

Day 5: May 10
Stay tuned to our Instagram page for the giveaway announcement! 

Enter to Win Amazing Prizes!

We’re thrilled to announce our fantastic giveaway where you could win incredible prizes from some of our favorite local spots! Get ready to treat yourself or a loved one with these fantastic offerings:

  • Made by Marcus – Indulge in the artisanal delights from Made by Marcus with one of three $25 gift cards up for grabs. Savor the sweet taste of handcrafted ice cream and discover your new favorite flavor.
  • Cineplex – Enjoy a night out at the movies with two Be Our Guest Passes redeemable for a free film screening at any Cineplex location. Experience the latest blockbusters or revisit timeless classics on the big screen.
  • Grindstone Theatre – Dive into a world of laughter and creativity with a set of four tickets to our uproarious improv show, King of the Hill, happening every Wednesday at 8pm. Plus, fuel your passion for performance with a $50.00 gift certificate towards class registration at Grindstone Theatre School.
  • Float House – Embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation with a Single Float Giftcard from Float House. Experience the ultimate in stress relief and mental clarity as you float effortlessly in a serene environment.
  • Kind Ice Cream – Treat your taste buds to the delectable flavors of Kind Ice Cream with a $25 gift card. Indulge in creamy scoops of goodness made with love and kindness.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win these amazing prizes! Simply follow the steps below for a shot at taking home these fantastic gifts. Hurry, the giveaway ends soon!

  1. Follow our social media page
  2. Like and share this post with two or more friends in the caption
  3. Attend 2 or more of our Mental Health week workshops listed above!

Join us as we unite to prioritize the mental health and well-being of young people. Together, let’s make a difference through compassion. #MyKickstand #KickstandCares #MentalHealthWeek #FosteringCompassionThroughConnections

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