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Children’s Mental Health Week 2012 Activities

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

For one week in May, people across Ontario celebrate Children’s Mental Health week with activities and events which bring awareness to children’s mental health issues and supports.

This year Children’s Mental Health Week is May 6th -12th, and Hands is hosting and participating in a variety of activities and events taking place across the Region! 

Events include:

Shine The Light video contest
Contest wraps up April 30th. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12 across Nipissing and Parry Sound.

Mental Health Literacy Presentations
May 7th-11th, Hands staff will be providing general ianformation and resources related to children’s mental health. For more information, or to book a presentation call Steve at 705-476-2293 x 1378

Sturgeon Falls Open House
Saturday May 5th from 11:00am-1:00pm, Hands’ Sturgeon Falls office is hosting an open house with free BBQ, kids activities and face painting. Office located at 65 Queen St., Sturgeon Falls.

Mental Health Week Wave
Monday May 7th from 8:00am to 9:00am, Hands is joining other North Bay mental health agencies in a “Beat the Monday Blues” wave on the Lakeshore Drive, North Bay overpass. Come join us as we kick-off the week’s events and raise awareness for adult and child mental health week!

CMH Week BBQ
Monday May 7th from 12:00pm to 1:30om, Hands’ North Bay office is hosting a kick-off BBQ with free food for all those who stop by!

Widdifield’s International Dinner
Wednesday May 9th, Widdifield’s “Free the Children” student committee is hosting an International Dinner with proceeds going to Hands’ Children’s Residential Treatment Centre. For more information click on the link above, or call us at 705-476-2293 x1210

Building for Today and Tomorrow
Wednesday May 9th, Almaguin Highlands Secondary School is hosting an event which showcases programs for youth and families from grades 7 to age 25 accessing services. Hands among with other community partners will have a booth set-up with information about the services we offer.

Shine The Light Awards
Saturday May 12th from 10:30am to 12:00pm, Hands is hosting the Shine The Light 2012 video contest awards. These awards will showcase the top videos submitted by our local youth. Prizes will be given, free food will be served, and many of our community partners will be in attendance. Live entertainment promises to make this event something to remember! For more information contact Samantha at 705-476-2293 x1210.

Click to download our CMH Week Flyer.

Widdifield’s 5th Annual International Dinner to Benefit Hands

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012

Every year Widdifield Secondary School’s student committee “Free The Children”, hosts an International Dinner with proceeds supporting an international children’s charity. For the first time in their 5 year history, the students have chosen to keep their charity local, and are donating all of their event proceeds to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca, and specifically to our new Children’s Residential Treatment Centre!

Join us for a delicious four-course meal by chef Glenn Sheridan (Le Bon Marche), live entertainment, and marketplace shopping!

When?
Wednesday May 9, 2012
Doors Open at 5:30. Dinner starts at 6:00

Where?
Widdifield Secondary School Cafeteria, North Bay

How do I get tickets?
Tickets can be purchased from Samantha at the Hands Main St. North Bay office (705-476-2293 x1210), or from Widdifield’s main office (705-472-5711)

Tickets: Adults – $25, Students – $20, Child (under grade 9) – $10

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