SHERIDANtalk: Breaking Barriers on Mental Health

Sheridan’s Health and Wellness Peer Mentors are pleased to present the first-ever SHERIDANtalk: Breaking Barriers on Mental Health event, which will be held on March 12th, 2014, from 6-9:30pm in the Marquee at the Trafalgar campus. Doors will be open at 5:30pm, and a community marketplace will be open as well in the lobby out front of the Marquee to learn about local community resources and speak with local experts.

Modelled after the well-known TEDtalks, and building off of the Canada-wide “Unleash the Noise” Mental Health Innovation Summit organized through The Jack Project, SHERIDANtalk is bringing in innovators in the Mental Health world to come speak to the Sheridan community. These include Eric Windeler and Erin Hodgins from the Jack Project; Mark Henick, a speaker from TEDxToronto 2013; and Arthur Gallant, one of the ‘Faces of Mental Illness’ from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness & Mental Health, a campaign sponsored by Bell as part of the Bell Let’s Talk initiative.

Several Sheridan students and alumni have also bravely agreed to share their story at the event, and will take the stage to help spread the word about the importance of mental health for ALL members of the Sheridan community.

SHERIDANtalk is being sponsored by the Sheridan Student Union and will have catered food and drinks available for attendees. Attendees at the event will also have an opportunity to get involved in some breakout discussion groups and brainstorm concerns, issues, and solutions to mental health barriers at Sheridan. There will also be a Q&A panel with all the speakers from the event, and attendees can address any questions they may have to our local experts in the field, as well as to our student speakers.

We invite all Sheridan staff, faculty, and students to come out to this amazing opportunity to learn, connect, and share about mental health and mental and emotional well-being on campus, and help shape the community that we all work and live in, together. A certificate of attendance will be issued for all participants of the event. Register ahead of time to ensure your seat at the event – email healthandwellnesspeers@gmail.com with your name, email, and program. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend, and instructions on how to use local transit are available upon request.

Break the Barrier – Spread the word!

 

 

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