Make Some Noise for Mental Health
Make Some Noise (MSN) for Mental Health is an award-winning post-secondary intiative created by the Trojan Outreach Program in 2015 to promote mental health awareness on the SAIT campus. In 2016, the campaign grew to an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) wide initiative, and is now endorsed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Alberta. Also in 2016, the ACAC teamed up with RBC Olympians and Sheldon Kennedy to help boost the impact of the increasingly powerful MSN movement.
In its short history, the MSN campaign has been recognized nationally - winning the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Community Service Award (2015), as well as the Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction with their True Imagination Award (2017).
For one month each year, ALL 17 ACAC institutions host on-campus events to increase the awareness and promote on-campus resources while breaking the stigma of mental health. Find out how you, or your group, can get involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You too can help Make Some Noise for Mental Health and help break the stigma!
To implement a post-secondary mental health awareness campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health on campus. The awareness campaign is intended to encourage conversation and open mindedness and better promote resources and support available on campus and in the local area. The campaign will be promoted on SAIT campus through interactive activities and at SAIT Trojans home game events in January of each year.
· Reduce/eliminate the stigmas related to mental health, wellness and mental illness
· Create awareness about local mental health resources on campus and through the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta (CMHA) and surrounding community
· Encourage empathy and understanding by developing an open-minded perspective through conversations about mental health
· Activate at home games and campus-related events; led by athletics staff and student-athletes
FOR A LIST OF MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AT SAIT , please click links below:
SAIT Student Development and Counselling: https://www.sait.ca/student-life/health-wellness-and-safety/student-development-and-counselling
SAITSA Peer Support Centre:https://saitsa.com/peersupportcentre/
SAIT Interfaith Centre: https://www.sait.ca/student-life/your-campus/the-interfaith-centre
Community and National Resources and Information:
Distress Centre (24 hour crisis line): 403-266-HELP (4357)
Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary: http://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/
CMHA Discovery College: www.recoverycollegecalgary.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta: https://alberta.cmha.ca/
Bell Let's Talk (January 28) http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ #BellLetsTalk
The Huddle (SAMHI) - Official Blog of the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative, please check out www.samhi.ca
"Like" the Make Some Noise for Mental Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MakeSomeNoiseforMentalHealth?ref=hl
2019 Make Some Noise for Mental Health - Calendar of Events
Chance to win $1,000 gift card from Air Canada!
Make Some Noise for Mental Health Grand Prize!
Join us at special events and Trojans home games in January for a chance to get a ballot to enter to win!
DJ Spin Glow
On Wednesday, Jan. 30th, Make Some Noise and join us for a ride to alter the stigma surrounding mental health.
To sign up for it, please click here