Breaking the Silence – Virtual Walk – July 19-24, 2021
July 19 - 24, 2021
Breaking the Silence is a free annual event where community members can fundraise, move, and learn about mental health together. The Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation has partnered with the Mental Health Foundation to raise funds for mental health initiatives. Register as an individual, team, or join our team! Be sure to select the MH & District Health Foundation as the organization you would like to fundraise on behalf of.
Who will you walk for?
It’s not news to say that the realities of our “new normal” are impacting our mental health. We haven’t been able to see our loved ones as often, we’ve been isolated, we are under stress at home and at work, and there is always a threat of illness. It’s a lot.
You’re invited to join us for a reset.
A week to learn together, move, and expand our world past the four walls of our homes. Join us for a week of wellness activities: getting outside, adding some movement to your daily routine, learning new skills through webinars – and more, all geared towards your overall mental health and well-being.
Date: July 19-24, 2021
Location: Run or walk (or swim or bike – all movement is encouraged!) anywhere as long as you are respecting the provincial guidelines regarding physical distancing and other preventative measures surrounding COVID-19.
For more information & to register: Breaking the Silence
The Mental Health Foundation will be offering opportunities to engage throughout the week. Stay tuned for the full schedule!
How you can Break the Silence
Step #1 – Register your commitment to move and learn (and share with those around you!). We’ll help you reset with learning opportunities and healthy activities designed to expand your world outside throughout the week. Resources are available, and we want our community to know they are not alone. Think of it like flattening the mental illness curve. We want to ensure our mental health system has the resources to help every individual in need, and encouraging resilience among the general population ensures those with more intensive needs can be taken care of.
Step #2 – Fundraising. Participating in fundraising helps organizations across Alberta fund supportive programs and services for individuals and families to manage their mental health better. When Albertans have access to the right resources, they will be happier, healthier, and more productive. That’s something to get loud about.
Register now at Breaking the Silence and we’ll keep you in the loop as the event approaches!