‘Let’s Talk’: CMHA offers tips on how to be part of change

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The 2024 Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign, “Let’s change this,” highlights the mental health crisis in Canada and issued a collective call to action and change, on Jan. 24 and every day.

“Without the collective action and support of individuals we cannot create positive change when it comes to mental health,” said Helen Fishburn, CEO of the CMHA Waterloo Wellington. 

Reducing stigma by learning and talking about mental health, participating in events and fundraising in support of mental health, and nurturing your own mental health are all integral to creating a community where when people need support for the mental health they can receive it.” 

Individual actions the CMHA recommend include:

Choose a mental health organization to learn about or support. 

Help a loved one with their mental health by learning how at cmha.ca/find-help/helping-others/ or calling HERE 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247. 

Ask how your school, workplace or community is creating change for mental health. 

Nurture your own well-being by practicing and learning mental health strategies. 

Get involved in a mental health initiative or organize an event to support mental health, attend our Art Works for Mental Health Gala on March 28, in support of our Self Help & Peer Support Program, Spark of Brilliance, celebrating healing and discovery through the arts. 

Engage in conversations about mental health to fight stigma. 

CMHA WW will be sharing stories on its social media.