For the sixth year in a row, CMHA Middlesex partnered with the London Knights and Teachers Life on February 14 for the Talk Today game, hosting a successful mental health awareness event and raising $9,200 in the process. Knights fans were treated to a 6-3 win for their team, while also being given a chance to learn about CMHA Middlesex’s community-based programs and services.
Before the game started, a ceremonial puck drop was held with Beth Mitchell, CEO of CMHA Middlesex, and Rob Stockie, Managing Partner of Mercedes-Benz London. In addition to a 50/50 fundraiser, the event included two CMHA-run information booths and in-game announcements about mental health and CMHA Middlesex. The booths also featured Talk Today Instagram frames and signs for attendees to take photos with.
The information booths included brochures for general mental health information, the programs and services offered by CMHA Middlesex and other promotional materials, such as Talk Today pop sockets and green ribbon stickers in support of mental health.
Thank you to the London Knights and Teachers Life for hosting this event with CMHA Middlesex. On behalf of everyone involved, thank you to those who attended the sixth annual Talk Today game. Hosting this event is an impactful way of eliminating the stigma linked to mental illness and encouraging discussion within the community about the importance of mental health.
CMHA Middlesex encourages you to talk about mental health every day.