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Get Real about how to Help!

Mental Health Week 2022

Annually in May, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) runs a campaign to promote awareness and positive messaging around mental health.  This year, CMHA’s Mental Health Week is from 2 to 8 May with the focus on #GetReal about how to help.   

The theme is to promote everyone to be better equipped and able to help someone in need by focusing our efforts on our ability to listen and to use empathy.  

How often do you find yourself in a conversation with someone and catch yourself thinking about something else?  Maybe that long to do list of yours or your plans later that evening?  Regardless of what it is, at times we are not very good listeners.  However, there is some good news…we can improve our ability to listen and communicate better!

For some quick tips on listening, please check out the campaign article called The art of listening in six simple steps.  Should you be interested in more in-depth information, we do offer a course on communication called Inter Communication.  For more information on this course, please log onto our website on CAF Connection.  On our website, you will also find a list of local resources and of course our contact information.

For more campaign information, log on to the Canadian Mental Health Association website and #GetReal about how to help.

By Nathaniel Smith, Health Promotion Specialist at CFB Borden.