May 2 – June 30, 2022: Energize Don’t Hide Challenge
So many of us have felt the rippling effects of the pandemic over the last two years. At the end of 2021, 1 in 4 Canadians (approximately 336,000 Calgarians) identified symptoms of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is an increase from 1 in 5 in 2020.*
Energize Don’t Hide is a way to take care of your mental health, physical health and your community. From May 2 – June 30, 2022 join thousands of energizers who will cycle, walk, run, meditate and workout across Canada to raise funds for CMHA Calgary youth and adult mental health programs.Register Today!
How To Get Involved From May 2 – June 30, 2022
Did you know it costs approximately $330 to help one more Canadian access CMHA mental health resources? Create impact within our mental health community by registering and fundraising individually or as a team.
Build A Corporate Team
Looking for ways to engage your work team or employees this summer? Register a team for Energize Don’t Hide and contact us for our ‘Build Your Own Event’ toolkit that includes planning strategies, tips and tricks.
Not sure how to get started? Book a virtual meeting with CMHA Calgary’s Philanthropy and Stewardship team to explore ways to engage your workplace. Contact us at email@example.com
Energize With Us
It’s never too late to start activating your physical wellness. Daily exercise has the power to diminish feelings of depression and anxiety while relieving stress, improving memory, and boosting your overall mood.
If you need inspiration, we have included fitness training plans for walking/running, cycling, yoga and meditation, as well as no-gym workouts to encourage your energizing journey. To access these plans, please visit our website.
Become a member of CMHA Calgary’s Strava club by searching for ‘Energize Don’t Hide’ and start training with other cyclists, walkers, and runners! Strava is one of the best training tools for individuals and families of all different levels. Join our club and start connecting with others!
Win Local Prizes
Bi-weekly from May 2 – June 30, 2022, Energize Don’t Hide participants will have a chance to win some amazing prizes by completing our physical wellness challenges!
How Do I Enter?
Post a creative photo or video of you or your team cycling indoors, or around the Calgary area, and tag us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) with the hashtags #EnergizeDontHide and #HowIEnergize to enter!
The more photos and videos you post, the greater your chance of winning!
CMHA Calgary creates awareness, educates, and provides support for individuals and families living with a mental health or substance use concern, or a loss by suicide. We provide community-based programs, including supportive and independent living, homeless outreach, suicide bereavement and peer support for families and individuals. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.
Participating in Energize Don’t Hide shows your support for all Canadians to have access to mental health resources, when they need them the most. Funds raised for Energize Don’t Hide will be used to extend and expand our programs and services that are in higher demand than ever before due to the effects of the pandemic.
Share Your Story
We want to highlight individuals, teams and organizations on CMHA Calgary’s website, newsletter and social media channels who are supporting mental health programs in Calgary, and encouraging others to join the Energize Don’t Hide MOVEment.
Interested in sharing your Energize Don’t Hide story? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Symptoms of mental health disorders over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021). Statistics Canada. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210927/dq210927a-eng.htm
Our Peer Support program services can be accessed over the phone at 403-297-1402 or through email at email@example.com. We have teamed up with other Calgary agencies to help Calgarians quickly and easily access various counselling and social supports. Visit www.communityconnectyyc.ca, where you can book online for our Suicide Bereavement and Family Support Counselling, and other supports. If you prefer to still book through us, please phone (403-297-1708), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)