Events

Get involved and support mental health! Attend one of our community events held throughout the year, including our new virtual Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge event and summer wellness campaign.

Check out our Event Calendar for information on our workshops, and weekly and monthly drop-in sessions.

Stay up to date on CMHA events and additional information by signing-up for our newsletter.

In this time of uncertainty and change evolving daily, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those of us at CMHA Calgary would like to thank you for your ongoing support of Ride Don’t Hide. The past 6 years has seen Ride Don’t Hide grow and become such a true community event because of our riders and supporters.

As a result of the recent public events cancellation announcement, CMHA Calgary is sad to announce we are cancelling our June 14 Ride Don’t Hide event this year.

As an alternative to our physical event, CMHA Calgary will be launching a virtual event Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge and summer wellness campaign through our existing registration platform.

Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge! Registration Opening Soon!

CMHA Calgary is inviting you to participate in our 2020 summer wellness campaign and virtual Energize Don’t Hide event between June 21, 2020 – September 21, 2020. Consistent activity is important for your physical and mental health. Our event is encouraging Canadians to set a fitness goal and challenge others to match your energy! Begin by registering for Energize Don’t Hide. We encourage you to donate $20 to support continued CMHA Calgary programs and services. Then reach your goal by completing 20 minutes of exercise daily to activate your mental and physical health. Don’t forget to challenge and energize your friends, family members and colleagues to match your 2020 Energize Don’t Hide goal.

$20 DONATION & 20 MINUTES OF ACTIVITY = ENERGIZE DON’T HIDE 2020 CHALLENGE

How does it work?
A virtual event is an online interactive event and gathering, that allows registrants to participate in a way that fits best for each individual’s interests and ambitions. You can cycle, run, stretch, dance, meditate or anything you want! Be active on your own, with your family or connect remotely.

Set your goal and be active!
Once you register, create your three-month goal and start logging your activity whether it be indoor or outdoor. Check out our Start Energizing page for recommended training platforms and workouts. Don’t worry if you miss a day or two, just keep going! You can do a little bit every day or track your progress once a week.

Challenge yourself, your friends and family
Encourage your family and friends to energize and register with you! You will more likely achieve your goal and build a feeling of connection if you have a group to support and be active with you. Challenge others on social media to match your energy and don’t forget to share your photos and videos with us! @CMHACalgary #Energizedonthide #2020challenge #Howienergize

Change your goal anytime
Continue to challenge and take care of yourself. If you reached your goal faster than you expected, you can change your goal anytime!

Support CMHA Calgary
As a result of COVID-19 we worked quickly to move our Peer Support, Recovery College courses, as well as our Family Support and Suicide Bereavement counselling to virtual delivery. Over the past few months, CMHA Calgary staff have been exploring the delivery of online courses as an additional channel of support to the community. The reality of COVID-19 has increased not only the timeline of online delivery, but also our need for different types of technology. Please help us support all Calgarians throughout this pandemic.

We want to sincerely thank our larger community and supporters; we could not provide the services Calgary needs without you during this time.

To stay updated with CMHA Calgary, make sure to follow us on social media and our website (www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca), and share our posts with your network (FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn).

Ride Don’t Hide Rider Registration Update

To all current Ride Don’t Hide registrants, we will be following up with each of you to provide options regarding your registration status, payments and/or fundraising pledges.

If you have any questions about Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge or Ride Don’t Hide, please contact Emily Braun at emily.braun@cmha.calgary.ab.ca

Every year, over 500 people die by suicide in Alberta. Those left behind are left to navigate an often complex grief process that comes with a loss by suicide. Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is an international day to build support and community for those left behind.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a one day event for individuals who have lost someone to suicide (parent, child, spouse/partner, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, friend, or extended relationships – wife lost a parent or sibling, parent of someone who lost a partner) to come together and connect in a supportive environment. CMHA – Calgary Region works with a group of devoted volunteers to present a day of support, healing, information, connection and hope for those left behind.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Due to the highly emotional and sensitive nature of the day, this event is primarily intended for adults over the age of 16.

The 16th Annual Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will be held in November 2020. Registration will open in late summer to fall. To receive notification of when registration opens, please sign-up for our newsletter.

Upcoming community events being held to raise funds and awareness for CMHA – Calgary Region will be listed here. For more information on holding a community event click here.

Reach out for help

Contact the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region for more information at (403) 297-1700 or email: info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.