Mental Health
Programs for Everyone
Mental Health Week May 3-9
Participate in Mental Health Week and you could win $200 in gift cards to local businesses of your choice!

Visit our website under May to enter and for contest details.
To get help contact

For help finding services locally 211
Access 24/7- Mental Health & Addictions 780.424.2424
Kids Help Phone 1.800.668.6868 Or Text 686868
Distress Line 1.780.482.4357
First Nations & Inuit Mental Health 1.855.242.3310
Bullying Helpline 1.888.456.2323
Child Mental Health Crisis Line 780.427.4491
Suicide Help Line 1.833.456.4566
TransLife Line 1.877.330.6366

For Immediate Danger Dial 911
Name it, with Mindful Journaling

Mindful journalling allows you to have an honest conversation with yourself to bring situations, emotions and actions front and centre so you can work through them instead of jamming them down until it all blows up. Learn a skill that can help you manage your emotions while tapping into your creative mind! Youth up to 17 in the Stony Plain & Parkland area who register by April 30 will get a creative kit dropped off. Follow along @spyouthcentre all week long for tips and more!

Who: Anyone
When: Begins Monday, May 3
Where: Follow @spyouthcentre for tips
Register by April 30 to get the kit.
Declutter for Your Mental Health

Environment plays a huge roll in stress. Don't know where to start? Have a story behind every item that makes them impossible to part with? Looking to take your organizing skills to the next level? Daina Benson, Professional Organizer will teach you how to organize your space and offers solutions you can live with.

Who: Anyone 16+
When: Tuesday, May 4, 7-8:30PM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Register or call 780-963-8583 by April 30 to ensure this program runs.
Strong Families

In our upcoming Strong Families session, Jennie McLester of Alberta Health Services will offer families valuable information about mental health, how it influences our lives, our families, and our communities, and how it differs from mental health disorders. She will also share practical tips for improving mental wellness and highlight the various services and resources available to community members who are seeking help or wish to learn more. Presented by Parkland School Division in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future Association.

Who: Parents
When: Tuesday, May 4, 6:30-8 PM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Register or contact Vicky Mamczasz for more details.
Wise Minds Wednesdays- Managing Stress

Stress can affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to plan ahead by using daily tools can help prevent unnecessary stress. This program focuses on teaching healthy ways to cope during stressful times and helps you to recognized when you might need help from others
This session is facilitated by a Registered Psychologist from Family Life Psychology.

Created in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS.
Who: Youth aged 11-18 years old
When: Wednesdays, May 5 4:00-5:30PM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Cost: Free
Register and get access to all sessions remaining in the series.
Men's Night

The event will feature different groups taking action for Men's Mental health. Join and win prizes including a round of golf.

Rad Dads is a group of fathers promoting and modelling positive parenting, and the empowerment of dads. We encourage dads to be involved in the lives of their children and our community at large. We host events, donate time and create fun outings for the whole family to enjoy. 

The Inner Man Project focus is to end the stigma surrounding men's mental health, to create an open dialogue about mental health and mental illness, and to become a safe space for those struggling.

Men’s Sheds are modern, shared versions of the home workshops that have long been part of the Canadian way of life. Men’s Sheds is a peer-run group and raise awareness about the friendly, inclusive, and creative spaces that sheds can offer.

The Buddy Up Campaign is about men looking out for other men to prevent suicide.

Who: Anyone 17+
When: Wednesday, May 5 5:30-7PM
Cost: Free

Community Helpers Introduction

When people can talk to someone-a family member, friend or neighbour- about their mental health, they feel better supported and are more willing to get further help if they need it.

Learn about the community helper program and how you can become a community helper.

Who: Anyone 11+
When: Thursday May 6, 12-1PM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Cost: Free
Register or call 780-963-8583
Movie Night

Students of Parkland School Division are hosting a screening of the Great Disconnect followed by a discussion.

We are living in a time that has been described as the age of loneliness. Statistics reveal that over the last few decades, the number of admittedly lonely people has doubled. Many individuals report they have trouble making friends and finding others to confide in. Despite advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, it's apparent that we are feeling more alone than ever before. While it's true that this isolation impacts us psychologically and emotionally, what many of us don't realize is the negative impact it has on every aspect of our health and well-being. So what's caused this? How have we become so Disconnected?

Who: Everyone 11+
When: Friday, May 7, 6-8PM
Where: Offered virtually via zoom
Cost: Free
Register to join in.

Mindful living can help us find joy and meaning in our life. Join Lynn Gale from Windsong Writing & Wellness in a 90-minute session designed to help you connect with your mind and body through a mini meditation, easy yoga moves (can be done in a chair) to reduce stress, gratitude journaling, creating personal poetry using prompts, and discovering breathing techniques for calmness and centering.

Who: Anyone 11+
When: Saturday May 8, 9-10:30AM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Cost: Free
Register or call 780-963-8583 by May 6 to ensure the program runs
Creative play is one of the 7 protective factors that help us manage our mental wellbeing. The others are social supports, physical activity, healthy eating, relaxation, sleep and thinking strategies.

This year get creative for your mental health.

Tackle our Creative Challenges
Take part in a silly walk. Can't find a silly walk in your neighbourhood? Download our sign and put one up.
Photograph items, spaces, places and people that help you when you need to feel better. Your dog, a favourite sweater, earbuds...make an album for yourself.
Play games that you love or loved as a kid. If you can, share the game with others by using sidewalk chalk or playing it with family.
Share some art with the world. Window art, paper flower gardens, cards, a yard scene. Make your neighbours smile.
Share your passion with the world through pictures of your work, a how to make it video, or teach someone else in your family.
Having so much fun you have to share it? Make it public and tag us @StonyplainFCSS or email us your photo to share. Best photo will be our event wrap up photo!
Decor on a Dime Challenge
Take the design challenge to show how you can take your room from eek to chic on $10.

The first 20 youth to register will get a $10 gift card to spend at the dollar store. Participants will have until May 15 to share their before and after photos for a chance to win this challenge.

Who: Youth aged 11-17 years old
When: Challenge begins May 1, 2021
Where: Send your photos to Stony Plain Youth Centre
Registration: here
Use the RULER
Recognize emotions in yourself or others
Understand the causes
Label your emotions and address them
Express your emotions in a helpful way
Regulate you emotions
Take a self guided approach with E-Health
Take a self guided approach to getting help with e-health.

CMHA's Bounceback program
Canada's Wellness Together program
Alberta's Togetherall program
Youth Targeted Kickstand program
Articles and Classes for Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association has several articles related to Mental Health Week and have a tool kit for schools, as well as signatures, Facebook frames, Instagram stickers and more.

Take a course through Recovery College
Also find Courses on Togetherall
And learn how to support someone through Be There
Our Mental Health Week organizing partners:
Make sure you enter to win the $200 by participating in events and completing the entry form found under the
May program tab. You can also find silly walk signs for your neighbourhood.
Take the E-Health Tour

Who: Anyone 18+
When: Tuesday May 11, 7-8PM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Cost: Free
Register or call 780-963-8583

Togetherall harnesses the protective and therapeutic effects of connectedness and healthy social networks in its unique community where people share with, and support each other. The evidence is convincing, the wider determinants of health such as the communities in which we exist have a more beneficial impact than individual lifestyle factors and health behaviours. Innovative technology, and first class clinical teams and trained moderators, create a unique environment for members to lead their own recovery. Take a tour and learn the features of the platform and about E-Mental Health
Redefining Badass - The Power of Connect'd Men
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 7-8 PM
Location: Virtual
Register Here or call 780-963-8583

Join us for a conversation with Mike Cameron and learn why it is vital to our community's health to break down stereotypical, unrealistic, hypermasculine values that have been passed on from generation to generation.

Mike Cameron is a family man, entrepreneur, speaker and writer with a passion for domestic violence prevention and redefining what it means to be a badass.

All registrants will be entered into draw for a copy of Mike Cameron's book, Becoming a Better Man. 10 copies available.

Sketchnoting is a creative way to help you retain information, increase focus, encourage creative thinking, is multi-sensory, calming, helps to see the bigger picture and make connections. Use this at school, work or for fun. These days you see sketchnoting at conferences, in presentations an more.

Think you can't draw? No problem. Sketchnoting is easy and can be fun for the whole family!

Who: Recommended for 8+
When: Thursday, May 25, 5-6 PM
Where: Offered virtually via Zoom
Cost: Free
Register or call 780-963-8583
Caring Friends Grief Support takes place every second Thursday of the month and is open to everyone and starts at 7PM.

Living with Loss to Suicide Survivor's Group meets the last Monday of the month starting at 6:30 and is open to suicide loss survivors.

Contact us to attend so we can send you a link or update you with the meeting location and protocols.
The Virtual YC continues to offer weekly games, challenges and learning opportunities. YC staff look forward to adding some outdoor programming once the weather warms up and we are safe to do so.

Comfort Kits and Hygiene Packs are always available. Private message and let us know what you need.

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