Regina – The Regina Pats and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Regina Branch are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during an upcoming Pats home game.
The Pats game on February 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. will feature:
- A CMHA-run kiosk so fans can learn more about mental health
- Videos featuring The Pats players talking about the importance of mental health
- Public address announcements about mental health
- Chuck a Puck with all monies raised going to CMHA Regina Branch
- Social Media photo booth with an opportunity for fans to “send a message” in support of Mental Health
The awareness campaign is part of the ongoing commitment by the Pats and CMHA Regina Branch to implement Talk Today, presented by Teachers Life. Talk Today provides mental health support to players and raises awareness about mental health and suicide prevention throughout communities across the WHL.
A key piece of the Talk Today program has been to educate players about mental health and suicide prevention. Every team has received mental health training specific to suicide prevention. Each team is also now linked to a CMHA Mental Health Coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need.
“We’re extremely grateful to partner with the Regina Pats in hosting this Talk Today event to increase
public awareness and to promote mental health in this community. Talk Today provides mental health support and raises suicide awareness among the Regina Pats organization and throughout the WHL and CHL. The Talk Today awareness games are really a great opportunity to destigmatize issues related to mental health and suicide prevention” says Stacey Carmichael, Executive Director of CMHA Regina Branch
“Raising awareness about mental health and promoting wellness is important to the Regina Pats” said Regina Pats Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cattell. “We’re very proud of our relationship with the Canadian Mental Health Association and we look forward to a great night on Tuesday.”
Tickets for Tuesday’s game are available from www.reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and Regina Safeway location.
Read more about Talk Today http://www.cmha.ca/news/talk-today/#.WKx2FlUrJpg.