Mental Health Week is for community, schools and workplaces to celebrate, protect and promote mental health through various workshops, events and activities. Planning for this week comes from participation of Stony Plain,  Parkland County FCSS, clinicians, Evergreen Catholic and Parkland School Divisions, Parkland Libraries, Everactive, Alberta Parenting for the Future Association, RCMP and our local Indigenous Communities to offer a week of activities.

Our theme this year is Rediscover. Rediscover your sense of play, joy, community, connection, laughter, resilience, and what you need to stay well.

This year's Mental Health Week takes place May 1-8.

May 1 - Journaling for Adults FREE *Registration Required

Join author and comedian Rena Joy at 1PM to explore the benefits of journaling for mental health. 

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May 3 - Explore with Points of You *Registration Required (Limited Capacity)

We will shake things up, open your eyes to new possibilities and create a safe space for heart-to-heart connections.  Points of You uses the powerful language of photos. At the heart of our tools are visual card sets that are igniting imagination, triggering intuition, provoking the mind and sparking an authentic dialogue.  This workshop is free.  Maximum 16 people. Audience 16+. 

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 May 4 - Yoga for Anxiety FREE *Registration Required

Caroline Peel from Westview Primary Care Network leads this evening session of Yoga for Anxiety.  Learn breathing techniques and spinal work that will assist you in moments of stress. Find release, create space, and process your experiences.  

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Class is at the Family Connections Centre (5600 50 Street) at 6:30PM.

May 5 - Qigong FREE *Registration Required

Qigong is a mind-body-spirit practice.  It uses energy cultivation or working with life energy - Uses slow movements, a mind/body connection and breathing patterns and improves life energy (Qi)

Reported benefits: Reduces stress Balances emotions Improves overall well-being Improves memory Increased energy and vitality Builds the immune system Improves sleep Greater flexibility A sense of contentment and peace

The Facilitator: Bob Dawdy has been practicing Qigong since 2014 and received his Level 1 and 2 in 2016. He attended the Five Elements Healing Retreat in 2018 and practices Qigong on a daily basis. He incorporates various Qigong movements and breathing patterns so the students can experience their own Qi first hand.

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Class will take place in Shikaoi Park or the Shikaoi room in the Town Hall (4905 51 Avenue) depending on weather from 12-12:45PM.

 May 5 - Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy Show *Tickets Required

Join us for dinner and a comedy show as we Stand Up for Mental Health.

David Granirer has trained local residents who have been impacted by mental health on the art of stand up comedy to help address some of the stigmas of mental health through laughter.

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Cost: $45/person

Location: Heritage Park (5100 41 Avenue) in Spruce Grove Hall

Cocktails are at 5:30PM, dinner at 6PM, and the comedy show to follow. 

The dinner theme will be Cinco de Mayo (Mexican inspired)

Seating is limited.  Get your tickets early.

Purchase Tickets   * If cost is a barrier - email us for tickets we have sponsored tickets.

NEW TICKETING PLATFORM

 

 

About David Granirer, RPC, MPCC, M.S.M. is a counselor, stand-up comic, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH), a program teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. David who himself suffers from depression, is featured in the VOICE Award winning documentary Cracking Up. He also received a Life Unlimited Award from Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, an Award of Excellence from the National Council of Behavioral Health, a Champion of Mental Health Award, and a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada, and was recognized as one of the 150 Canadian Difference Makers in mental health. A sought after keynote speaker, he has worked with mental health organizations in Canada, the U.S., and Australia to train and perform with SMH groups in over 50 cities.

David Granirer, RPC, MPCC, M.S.M. he/him

Founder, Stand Up For Mental Healthâ„¢

Cell: 778-883-9242

Email: david@standupformentalhealth.com

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May 7 - Darkness Into Light Walk *Registration Required
Have you or someone you know been affected by suicide or mental illness? Want to make a difference in the lives of so many affected by this? Join us May 7 while we bring Darkness Into Light.
Join us at 4:15 a.m. for a walk around the River Valley (12030 River Valley Road NW, Edmonton). This walk fundraises for the local Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program.  
 May 7 - Wellness Day Retreat - Wabamun  *Get tickets Event starts at 1p.m.

Join us for a day of WUB in Wabamun. With a passion for healing, conscious reinvention and empowerment expect an interactive day focused on stress release, connection and self care. This is a day is a combination of invigorating activities, relaxation, music, connection and education.

The goal is to create healthy minded individuals and communities.

 

Event runs 1:00 - 6:30

 

Schedule:

 - Welcoming Words & Connections

 - Exploring Prana

 - Healing and Rhythm Cradle 

 - Hight Energy Drumming

 - Sound Journeys and Live Music

 - Creative Movement Activities and Games

 And much more...

 

Learn more about the WUB event 

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May 8 - Jane's Walk FREE 

Jane's Walk is an annual community-led tour that encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhood and discover unseen aspects of their community. Each year, we explore a new topic to encourage residents to teach us about the community they call home, while using walking as a way to connect with neighbours. 

We walk our town to honour the ideas of Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), a writer, urbanist, and activist best known for her writings about cities. Jane Jacobs championed the voices of everyday people in neigbourhood planning and city building.

FOR YOUTH

Pick Me Up Kits can be found at the Stony Plain Youth Centre while supplies last.  Kits are available starting May 2.

Journaling with Author and Comedian Rena Joy takes place at the Stony Plain Youth Centre Friday May 6 from 4:30 -5:30 p.m.

FOR YOUR WORKPLACE

- Share our events and encourage participation

- Create a kindness wall for people to take and leave messages as needed

- Talk about mental health 

 

The Mental Health Continuum
Mental Health Continuum
For Home and Work

The Power of Empathy 

The Art of Listening 

Empathy a Skill You Can Learn 

Empathy: The Key to Peer to Peer Support 

Listening to Understand Not Judge 

Mental Health in the Workplace 

Resources for Mental Health

Community Connectors - Support youth 11-25 years with accessing and navigating information regarding community supports. This is a Monday to Friday service during business hours. Connectors can be found at schools and the Stony Plain Youth Centre.  

Senior Community Connector - Supports seniors with accessing and navigating information regarding community and mental health services including dementia service navigation, basic housing resources, elder abuse resources, finding a doctor, financial benefits forms, advanced care planning.

  • Jolene, 780-963-8583

Westview Health Centre: 4405 South Park Drive, 780-968-3600

24/7 Kid's Helphone (Child & Adolescent): 780-668-6868 or text 686868

Stollery Crisis Team (Child & Adolescent): 780-407-1000, Sunday to Saturday 8AM-11:30PM

24/7 Briteline (2SLGBTQIA+): 1-844-702-7483

24/7 Hope For Wellness (Indigenous Peoples): 1-844-702-7483

24/7 Distress Line (18+): 780-482-4357

24/7 Adult Crisis and Response (18+): 780-424-2424