Students throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD), Grande Prairie Public School Division, and Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools are showing their support for Bell Let’s Talk Day by helping Sleeve the Stigma.
Students were given blank coffee sleeves to decorate with positive and uplifting messages and pictures to help stop the stigma surrounding mental health. Wednesday, January 24 is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day where Canadians are encouraged to take action and create positive change for mental health. PWPSD Capacity Building Team lead Heather Logan says, “We all have mental health and will experience challenges regarding our mental well-being throughout our lifetime. We hope that those who receive a sleeve decorated by a local student feel happy, hopeful, supported and connected and that they feel safe enough to reach out to someone to talk about their mental health.”
Mrs. Logan and her team would like to thank all the local businesses who have volunteered to distribute the special sleeves:
- Wapiti Bean Co.
- 55a Kaffee
- Whiskers Cat Café
- Petals on Main
- Crumbs Café and Pizzeria
- A & W, Beaverlodge
- A & W, Clairmont
- A & W, all Grande Prairie locations
- McDonald’s, all Grande Prairie locations (dine-in customers only)
Mental illness affects all Canadians at some point, either through their own experience, or that of a family member, friend, or colleague. 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental illness.
Mental Health Supports:
- PWPSD Supports
- Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or text TALK to 686868