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North Bay YMCA Health Kids Day – June 1st

Posted on: May 28th, 2014

Join us on June 1st at Thompson Park in North Bay for a free day of activities! Hands will be there so stop by and test out our obstacle course and learn some relaxation strategies for kids!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day - June 1st

Thank to you to the “Chicks in Biz Network” & Mom Show!

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca would like to thank Chicks in Biz – Women’s Small Business Network for hosting the successful 2nd Annual Mom Show and for choosing our organization as the donation recipient. The May 3rd event was a hit with lots of local businesses, artisans and entertainment filling the Voyager Inn! We truly have some incredibly talented people in our community! Having the opportunity to attend the event and share who we are and what we do with so many families, was a wonderful experience.

A big thank you to the donors who made contributions to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca during the event. Your generosity and support for the well-being of families in our community is greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event and supported our local businesses and artisans!

Again, thank you to the Chicks in Biz network; it truly means a lot that you thought about our organization and the families we support.

Mental Health Week “Wellness Series”

Posted on: May 6th, 2014

As part of Child and Youth Mental Health Week, Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca is proud to present our “Wellness Series”. A series of articles written by families, youth and staff on the importance of staying mentally well. One of the 5 articles will be launched each day of mental health week!

Article #5 – Written by Eric Crowther, Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca

5 - Eric - Forgiveness

Article #4 – Written by Jessica Chiasson, community parent

4 - Jessica - Finding Balance

Article #3 – Julie Cull, HandsTheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca

Julie Cull - La gestion du stress

Article #2 – Written by local student Brier Evers.

Brier - Mental Wellness, How do we achieve it

Article #1 – Written by Stacey Beachey, Youth Counsellor at Hands.

Stacey Beachey - Being Mentally Well

Hands Launches “Shine The Light” Video for Mental Health Wellness!

Posted on: May 5th, 2014

In celebration of Child and Youth Mental Health Week 2014, Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca is pleased to announce the launch of their video “Shine The Light on Mental Health Wellness”! The video, which features youth from Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts, was created to get young people talking about the importance of staying mentally well. Hands staff will be presenting the video along with presentations on mental health wellness throughout the mental health week in area schools.

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca would like to thank all of their local school boards for embracing the project, and all of the teachers and individual schools who encouraged their students to participate! A big thank you to all of the youth who took the time to share their thoughts and Shine The Light on Mental Health Wellness!

May is Community Living Month!

Posted on: May 5th, 2014

May is Community Living Month in Ontario. Each year, Community Livings hosts various activities across the municipality to increase awareness of our organization and create a strong unified message of inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability.

In North Bay, DSO and Hand staff attended the Flag Raising at City Hall on May 5, 2014 with Community Living North Bay.

Community Living Month - 2014

Thursday May 8 – Positive Mental Health Workshops

Posted on: May 5th, 2014

Join us as we celebrate Child and Youth Mental Health Week in Parry Sound with drop-in workshops for mental health!

Positive Mental Health Workshops (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
Drop in and enjoy interactive stations designed to support positive mental health in families with a focus on infant mental well-being.
Early Years Center, Parry Sound Mall

Download the full calendar of Child and Youth Mental Health Week events here.

Behaviour Management Workshops May 5th-7th Open to Public

Posted on: May 4th, 2014

In celebration of Child and Youth Mental Health Week May 4-10, Hands is hosting Behaviour Management Workshops that are open to the public!

Behaviour Management Workshop participants will learn effective strategies to decrease negative behaviour and to increase communication, set expectations, praise, correct behaviour, use reflective listening and respond to challenging behaviours. To register, please call 705-476-2293 or 1-800-668-8555.

Sturgeon Falls
Monday May 5th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

North Bay
Wednesday May 7th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Parry Sound
Thursday May 8th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Download the full calendar of Hands Child and Youth Mental Health Week events here.

Child and Youth Mental Health Week May 4th-10th Events

Posted on: May 1st, 2014

Hands CYMH Week Events Calendar

1 in 5 Ontario children and youth have a mental health issue. Each year we celebrate Child and Youth Mental Health Week to help bring awareness to mental health and wellbeing for the children and youth in our communities. This year during CYMH Week (May 4th-10th) we will be hosting and participating in a wide variety of activities across Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts.

Hands Child and Youth Mental Health Week events this year include BBQ’s, Workshops and a family swim! Bring the whole family and join us in the talk about mental health. Download the full CYMH Week calendar of events here.

This year’s theme: Shine The Light on Mental Health Wellness!

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