Marking Canadian Mental Health Week With Help From Waypoint

Waypoint Centre Marking Canadian Mental Health Week With A Look Back, A Frank Discussion, and Some Introspection

Friday, May 6th – All week long, we have been discussing Canadian Mental Health Week’s theme of Get Loud, which means openly discussing mental health to take the stigma and misinformation out of the conversation. And what kind of people would we be if we didn’t take our own advice? Brett Glover has more.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Ontario Mental Health Helpline

Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital Crisis Response Services

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Kid’s Help Phone

RVH Mental Health And Addictions Services

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Mental Health Resources


Wednesday, May 4th – One of the reasons behind Canadian Mental Health Week is to bring the subject into the forefront. It lets people talk in an open and frank manner about issues that may be affecting them, without fear of judgement or shame. One of people best at that is Jackie Nador. She is one of a pair that speak to students about her struggles with mental health, and Brett Glover had a chance to pick her brain.

Monday, May 2nd – We mark Canadian Mental Health Week with help from our friends at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health in Penetanguishene, and it turns out, talking openly about one’s mental health isn’t a new thing. It didn’t start with Bell Let’s Talk Day, but rather in the 1800’s! Brett Glover has more.


Waypoint’s Mental Health Week Activities at a Glance:

  • Waypoint history exhibit on display at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives all week. Admission is by donation.
  • Waypoint Board Member John McCullough and Research Psychologist Anita Federici present at Rotary Club of Midland on May 4th.
  • Message of Hope featuring youth-driven art showcase and opportunity to create your own art at the HERO Centre on Wednesday May 4th from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Carol Lambie, president and CEO presents at Township of Springwater Council meeting on May 4th.
  • Jennifer Bazar presents a public lecture about the 112 year history of the mental health centre in Penetanguishene on Wednesday May 4th at 7 p.m. at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives. Admission is by donation.
  • On Thursday May 5th, Waypoint staff and patients participate in Walk for Wellness around the hospital’s Penetanguishene campus.
  • Guided public tours of Waypoint’s History Walk at Waypoint’s Penetanguisnhene campus on Saturday May 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

More information about Canadian Mental Health Week can be found here.