Mental Health Matters - A Bell Let’s Talk Day Event
- January 11, 2019
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY– The Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) Foundation and NHH’s Community Mental Health Services are pleased to announce details of their 2nd annual Bell Let’s Talk Day event, Mental Health Matters, which will welcome Olympic figure skater and mental health advocate Elizabeth Manley to the stage of the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Manley will share her touching story of overcoming numerous obstacles on her road to international success. Having come back from depression to win an Olympic medal, Manley offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to make it to the top and speaks with honesty about the importance of mental health, the journey to wellness and helping others.
“What an honour to have Elizabeth Manley come to our community to share her experience of living under the watchful eye of the public and shed a light on the mental pressures of it all,” says Lynn Hardy, Mental Health Matters event co-sponsor. “We hope you will join us for this fabulous evening.”
Another highlight of the evening is "Photovoice" - an art installation by Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services clients. Photographs and accompanying text offer a raw and powerful look into local lived experiences with mental health and serve to dispel stigma surrounding mental illness. Clients will be on hand to showcase and sell their work.
“We are very excited to partner with the NHH Foundation once again and host Mental Health Matters,” says Jennifer Cox, NHH’s Integrated Director, Mental Health, Community Programs and Services. “Raising awareness of the importance and commonality amongst mental health is extremely important as we try to end the stigma associated with it,” states Cox.
This event is made possible in part by donations made to the NHH Foundation in honour of Tyler Garrett, The Capitol Theatre and Lynn Hardy, RBC Wealth Management. This is a free event but you are encouraged to pre-register. Tickets can be secured at www.nhhfoundation.ca under the Events tab.
For more information, please contact Adrienne Burns at 905-372-6811 ext. 3068, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nhhfoundation.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Adrienne Burns, Leadership Gifts Officer
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
(905) 372-6811 Ext. 3068
About the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation – The mission of the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is to inspire generous giving to enable exceptional patient care at Northumberland Hills Hospital. With a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff, the NHH Foundation is passionately committed to improving health care and the quality of life for people living in west Northumberland. Since 2002, the NHH Foundation has raised over $51 million to build and equip Northumberland Hills Hospital. This support comes from generous community support through a variety of programs including major gifts, planned giving, signature and third party events, direct mail and commemorative giving. For more information, visit: www.nhhfoundation.ca or like us on Facebook.
About Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services - NHH’s Community Mental Health Services assist individuals who are experiencing mild to severe mental health concerns. Primarily geared to those 16 years of age and older, the program provides treatment and support for individuals experiencing: depression and bipolar disorder; anxiety, phobias, panic disorders and traumatic stress; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; personality disorders; and mental health crisis. Counselling services are available for those coping with mild to moderate mental health issues, including a walk-in clinic option, operating Tuesday (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and Thursdays (10:00 AM -6:00 PM) at 1011 Elgin St. West, Suite 200, in Cobourg. Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from family physicians, the Hospital and community agencies. NHH’s Community Mental Health Services team is made up of registered professionals in the disciplines of psychology, social work, nursing, addictions, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation and psychiatry. All have specific expertise in mental health. For further details, please see www.nhh.ca.