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Posted 04.27.22 in NewsBack

Mental Health Week is May 2-8, 2022

Mental Health Week and Children’s Mental Health Week are May 2 to 8, 2022. In recognition of the week, Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca will be offering activities to educate and engage children, youth and families in mental health awareness.

Here’s what’s happening at Hands:

Self-Care Workshop

Free online workshop for caregivers
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
11 am to 12 pm

Learn about:

Link to join the Self-Care Workshop: https://bit.ly/3rMRPL1 


Self-Compassion Youth Fitness Session

Free online session for youth ages 12+
POSTPONED – Check our facebook page for updates

Focuses on:

Link to join the Self-Compassion Fitness Session: http://ow.ly/A26e50IRNta



Free webinar for caregivers, professionals and youth ages 15+
Wednesday, May 4
6 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn about:

Presented in partnership with Near North District School Board.

Register online, here: http://ow.ly/26gi50IRhsJ


Show your Empathy Art Contest

Chance to win $150!

How to enter:


Community, Provincial and National Events 


Official Art Contest Rules and Regulations:

  1. Each entry must be original artwork that displays what empathy or mental health means to you
  2. Prizes: Three (3) prizes will be awarded for each of the following age categories by random draw: category 1 (ages 0 to 10), and category 2 (ages 11 to 17). Prizes for each category are as follows: 1st prize is $150, 2nd prize is $75, 3rd prize is $25
  3. Only one (1) prize per entrant.
  4. Only two (2) art entries per family can be submitted
  5. The Contest is not open to employees of the Hands or the immediate family members.  “Immediate family member” is defined as parents, siblings, children and spouse.
  6. Images of artwork must be submitted to [email protected]
  7. Images must be submitted as a JPG or PNG file
  8. Images should be as large as possible (without enlarging), but must not exceed 5,000 pixels in the long direction
  9. Hands will limit the number of entries to 120, giving entrants a 1-in-40 chance of winning a prize
  10. No purchase necessary
  11. By entering this art contest, you grant Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca permission to display your work on our Hands website and social media
  12. Winners will need to answer a skill testing question
  13. Contest ends May 7, 2022, at 11:59:59pm ET
  14. The prize draw will take place on May 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm, and the winner will be announced on Hands’ Facebook Page.