Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in your community and provide each and every one the opportunity to:
WOMEN HELPED LAST YEAR
223 women Living Life to the Full—An 8 week life management skills course for vulnerable and low income women – 45 women in South Okanagan Similkameen, 45 women in Mid-Island, 26 women in Lower Mainland communities, 77 women in Kelowna, 14 women in Shuswap Revelstoke and 6 women with severe and persistent mental illness in Prince George. 35 young women participated in the new Living Life to the Full for Youth course in Victoria, Burnaby, Delta and Cranbrook.
250 women Port Alberni and Penticton Clubhouses—Support through Clubhouse programs and nutritious meals -100 women in Port Alberni and 150 women in Penticton
120 women Peer Support and Wellness Programs – 60 women in Kelowna and 60 women in Penticton
25 women Coffee and Connections—An 8 week program for senior women experiencing isolation encouraging social interaction, education on nutrition and other health matters and skill development opportunities to enhance mental health – 25 senior women in Greater Vancouver
16 women Eating Disorders Psycho-educational Series—A 16 week workshop for women 17-50 years of age, which provides information and skills to recover from eating disorders -16 women in Delta
35 women Caring for the Care Giver—Supporting parents of children with mental illness -35 women in Kelowna.
YOUTH AND FAMILIES HELPED LAST YEAR
47 youth Pandemonium Youth Program—Helping 13–17 year old teens with a mental illness by providing opportunities to meet with and enjoy activities with people their own age who are also recovering from mental illness. The program helps develop lifelong coping skills and provides positive adult role models to increase youth participants’ connection with community – 47 youth in Greater Vancouver
121 families Super Saturday Club—Supports parents with a mental illness—almost 50% are single moms—with time to take care of their health while kids are engaged in social and leisure activities – 114 children and youth and their parents in the Lower Mainland and 7 in Vernon
65 children Therapeutic Creative Art Studios – 65 children in Greater Vancouver
51 youth safeTALK—a training in ‘suicide alertness’ that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
200 families Mental health promotion program and initiatives – help clients in recovery, educating the public about mental health, fostering awareness and shifting public attitudes.
300 people – providing supportive grief counseling to bereaved individuals, as well as education and consultation to community agencies, groups and the general public.
1,760 clients impacted by mental illness accessed the supports and services available through CMHA Calgary.
26,655 youth have participated in Community Mental Health Education programs focusing on mental illness, stigma and suicide prevention.
Help CMHA provide programs supporting people in your community. For example: