This Holiday Season, We All Deserve to Smile
You might have seen this years Cash Calendar Fundraiser ads have looked a little different than past years. CMHA Saskatchewan Division has normally focused on the lighter side of the calendar in past holiday campaigns. Drawing attention to the calendars perks, cash and prizes. Despite this years calendar offering over $90,000 in cash and donated prizes, we wanted to draw more attention to what the calendar is meant to fund.
Our cash calendar primarily helps fund the ‘Friends For Life’ program. We’ve often referenced this program in past campaigns but this was the first year we’ve tried to really draw attention to the great work this CMHA program does. ‘Friends For Life’ offers a variety of mental health training courses designed to facilitate peer to peer support. Basically, ‘Friends For Life’ courses give regular every day people the opportunity to learn about mental health, the various diagnosis’s, how conditions present, the ways to talk to people in crisis. Skills that people may not be exposed to in everyday life. These workshops include work books, group work, presentations, and role playing, among other educational tools, all designed to help peers approach mental health in a positive and productive way. These skills cover things like depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnosis’s, but they also include things like suicide intervention, or how to recognize mania and physios.
So this year if you see our Calendar ads running and wonder why they seem a bit more serious, well, these is a reason. We wanted you to know about where your calendar purchase is going! We hope that by informing more people about the ‘Friends For Life’ program we can make 2019 a great year for mental health education.
If you’re interested in leaning more about ‘Friends For Life’ You can check out the program page here:
If you want to learn more about the Cash Calendar, please check out the Calendar About Page here:
Or, If you would like to purchase a Calendar (AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 15th, 2019), please check out our sales page here:
Thank you all so much for your support. On Behalf of CMHA Saskatchewan Division and all of our branches we wish you all a very happy December. Thank you for making mental health a priority. This holiday season, we all deserve to smile.