The mission of the Ride Away Stigma is to encourage open discussion on mental health and illness and remove the associated stigma.
Funds raised from this ride will support the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton with advancing the important city-wide work of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention – hope, help and healing.
Together, we can ride away stigma!
Great Prizes for:
- Top Individual scores
- Top Team scores
- Best Team Costume
- Trivia Prizes
- ..and more!
Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Skyway Lanes, 235 Melvin Avenue, Hamilton
$50 per team of 5 people or $10 per person
The latest dates for safeTALK training have been posted on our calendar, read more to see a list of all upcoming training sessions.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training for everyone 15 and older to learn how to recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.
ASIST is a two-day workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over a million people around the world have participated in this award-winning program. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST—just a willingness to make a difference.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is for adults who have lost a family member or friend to suicide.
Bringing people together to raise awareness for mental illness and support vital programs & services provided by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO).
The Peace of Minds Yoga is open to everyone. Enjoy a day of yoga & meditation classes. Refreshments provided.
Alternatives for Youth (AY) is committed to providing substance use treatment services for youth aged 12 to 22 years and those who care for them. Research has shown that engaging parents/care-givers in substance use education and counseling programs improves treatment outcomes for youth with substance use and concurrent mental health problems. The feedback we have received from parents that have attended this program indicates that information covered is helpful and the group experience is positive. Parents have noted improvement in
Date: Thursday November 9th and Friday November 10th, 2017
(attendance both days required for certification)
Location: CMHA Hamilton 131 John St. S., Hamilton, ON L8N 2C3
Fee: $150.00 per participant
Jim Zvonar is a Hamilton Teacher who is riding across Canada this summer to generate awareness about mental health and mental illness. Jim intends to help generate funds for mental health training programs, stigma reduction, suicide prevention and foster help seeking. Funds raised from his national ride will be used to support youth based mental health initiatives in Hamilton. Find out more at www.cyclingc2c.ca In the News Stoney Creek Native Cycling Coast to Coast for Mental Health Hamiltonnews.com – Jun
Running for Rachael continues to support mental health awareness programs for youth, stigma reduction and encourages help seeking.