Kind­ness Day to be cel­e­brated lo­cally

Sackville Tribune - - NEWS -

SACKVILLE, N.B. – The Sackville Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary is part­ner­ing with the Canadian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion next week to host sev­eral lo­cal events to help mark Kind­ness Day and Men­tal Health Week.

On Tues­day, May 5, Kind­ness Day will be cel­e­brated with a “Kind­ness Cof­fee Cart” at the Sackville Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, with aux­il­iary and CMHA vol­un­teers on hand to pro­vide cof­fee and light snacks for in­di­vid­u­als who are at the hos­pi­tal and in need of a kind­ness pick me up.

That evening, CMHA, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Vogue Cinema, is putting on a free fam­i­lyfriendly Robin Wil­liams Movie Night. CMHA staff will be there hand­ing out stress balls, pens, anti-stress kits, and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about men­tal well­ness, men­tal ill­ness and the ser­vices pro­vided by CMHA of NB.

Kind­ness day is a pro­vin­cial ini­tia­tive de­signed to pro­mote Acts of Kind­ness around lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. It is also a day where the im­por­tance of kind­ness and its ef­fects on one’s own well­ness – mind, body and spirit – is em­pha­sized.

Men­tal Health Week (May 4 to 10) fea­tures a num­ber of events and ac­tiv­i­ties hosted by CMHA in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across Canada, pro­vid­ing Cana­di­ans with in­for­ma­tion, re­sources and prac­ti­cal ways to stay men­tally and phys­i­cally healthy.

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