The CSA Mental Health Street Team would like to thank the following people for their support this year:
- The CSA Mental Health Committee members, Cody Weger, Shannon Peacocke, Dr. Barb van Ingren, Meagan Strachan, Natasha Miller and Adrienne Maschmeyer who met bi-weekly to oversee the CSA Mental Health Initiative;
- Meagan McIntosh, Alexandria Walters, Heather Lee and Dylan Haslam who ran Student Led Wellness Events;
- The courageous students who shared their stories in the Breaking the Silence column in The BOLT; Chase Zahacy for authoring a number of these stories; Kayle Sieben for championing this column, and; The BOLT writers who authored other articles on mental health.
- And so many others…. Watch our CSA Wellness Facebook page for more shout outs!
For the past 3 years the CSA Mental Health Initiative has been funded by an Alberta Campus Mental Health Innovation (ACHMI) Grant. This is the final year for this grant. Your CSA is committed to student wellness; in addition to lobbying for funds, they have developed a plan to continue the Mental Health Initiative next year, without grant funding. The initiative will fall under the portfolio of the CSA’s VP of Student Life…and there will continue to be a Street Team.
As the term comes to an end, we ask you to remember that 5 out of 5 people have mental health… what will you do to look after yours? If you are among the 1 in 5 that have mental health concerns, please ask for help when you need it. You are worth it…you matter… there is always hope.
Thanks for a fabulous year!