Saturday, January 18, 2020
ADVT 
Health & Fitness

Initiative to raise awareness & support for mental health services

Darpan News Desk, 08 May, 2018
  • Initiative to raise awareness & support for mental health services
The Canadian Mental Health Association BC is thrilled that locally-based mental health services will be made stronger this Mental Health Week, through a new “Take Time for Tea” campaign being offered at all 80 London Drugs stores across Western Canada.
 
“After sponsoring our suicide prevention work last fall, it is pretty amazing that London Drugs is with us again with this unique awareness and support campaign,” said Bev Gutray, the CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division. “Pick-up a tea card at London Drugs, learn about our top tips for mental health, and make a donation if you wish. All proceeds from this campaign will go toward mental health services assisting people in need, right in our local communities.”
 
The “Take Time For Tea” campaign for local Canadian Mental Health Association branches runs this Mental Health Week May 7 to 13, at London Drugs stores from BC to Manitoba. Along with a stress-busting tea bag, the card contains tips for wellness and self-care from the Canadian Mental Health Association. The card reminds people “Whether it’s tea, a good book, or a walk in the park, remember to enjoy a cup of mental health today- and share it with someone you care about.”
 
This campaign follows a suicide prevention awareness campaign for World Suicide Prevention Day September 2017 funded by London Drugs, and an in-store initiative where London Drugs pharmacists received critical suicide prevention training, and mental health and suicide prevention information was displayed at pharmacy counters. Donations received through “Take time for tea” will facilitate access to resources individuals and their families require to maintain and improve mental health, as well as support recovery from mental illness.
 
“London Drugs is proud to continue our partnership with CMHA across Western Canada with this important “Take Time for Tea” awareness campaign,” said Chris Chiew, general manager, pharmacy, London Drugs.  “Mental health affects everyone and pharmacists are in an important position to reduce stigma and get people talking about it.”
 
Chiew added, “Let’s get everyone talking about mental wellness and self-care. Our London Drugs pharmacists are here to listen and here to help; we are encouraging everyone to get behind the theme of Mental Health Week, and #GetLoud.”

MORE Health & Fitness ARTICLES

Indoor Fitness Guide for the Winter

Indoor Fitness Guide for the Winter
 
Let’s break this rundown into two sections. First, we’ll look at a few essentials that every fitness enthusiast should probably have around regardless of the season.

Indoor Fitness Guide for the Winter

Study Finds Tanning Salon Sunbeds Effective for Raising Vitamin D Levels

Study Finds Tanning Salon Sunbeds Effective for Raising Vitamin D Levels
People who use tanning salons, specifically sunbeds that have UVB during the winter reach physiological blood levels (>100 nmol/L) of vitamin D, the study reported.

Study Finds Tanning Salon Sunbeds Effective for Raising Vitamin D Levels

Know the signs of heart failure

Know the signs of heart failure
A light-headed feeling and increased heart rate are some of the signs of heart failure that one should not ignore, say experts.

Know the signs of heart failure

Get the most of your gym

Get the most of your gym
Now that summer has passed and we’re meandering through fall and toward winter, the majority of fitness enthusiasts are bringing their workout to the safety and comfort of being indoors. For many, that means heading back to the gym. So with this in mind, let’s take a moment to go through a few suggestions that will help you get the most out of your gym workout.

Get the most of your gym

Debunking Diabetes Myths

Debunking Diabetes Myths
Today, 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. The number of Canadians with diabetes has doubled in the last 12 years and that growth continues with another person diagnosed every three minutes. 

Debunking Diabetes Myths

'No Pills Or Counselling Did What Sadhguru Has Done For Me. Thank You Sadhguru'

'No Pills Or Counselling Did What Sadhguru Has Done For Me. Thank You Sadhguru'

In September 2017, Isha Foundation, a non-profit spiritual organization founded by Sadhguru, is hosting Inner Engineering Total in Vancouver.In September 2017, Isha Foundation, a non-profit spiritual organization founded by Sadhguru, is hosting Inner Engineering Total in Vancouver. 

'No Pills Or Counselling Did What Sadhguru Has Done For Me. Thank You Sadhguru'