GPRC Makes Some Noise for Mental Health

GPRC Makes Some Noise for Mental Health

GPRC is gearing up to make some noise at the weekend’s volleyball match-up against the Lakeland Rustlers.

Created and implemented in 2015 by the SAIT Trojans Outreach Program, Make Some Noise for Mental Health has grown into an ACAC conference-wide awareness campaign to break stigmas around mental health. By involving student-athletes, Make Some Noise for Mental Health is intended to encourage empathy, understanding and open mindedness while promoting resources and support available on campuses and in their communities.

The award-winning campaign expanded to the 17 ACAC member institutions and 11 communities in 2016 and GPRC is so proud to be a part of this campaign again this year.

This year, the ACAC and  Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Alberta Division are once again excited to team up with RBC as the 2018 Make Some Noise for Mental Health presenting sponsor for the second consecutive year.

RBC has also supported GPRC and our students with the RBC Centre for Wellbeing on our Grande Prairie campus.

The RBC Centre for Student Wellbeing aligns with RBC’s commitment to mental health by providing resources to help students feel welcome, valued, confident, safe, and heard.

Resources through the Centre for Student Wellbeing such as the Peer Counselling Program, the Student Ambassador Program and the Elder in Residence Program are actively assisting students with issues that directly relate to their mental health and wellbeing. These resources are readily accessible free of charge on the Grande Prairie campus, and are continuously being evaluated and modified to ensure their continued effectiveness.

We are part of a community that cares, and this week in support of the #MakeSomeNoise for #MentalHealth our GPRC Wolves athletes will be howling for mental health awareness.

Join us in the GPRC gym and howl with the pack.

Friday, January 26
Women play at 6 p.m. followed by the Men at 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 27
Women play at 1 p.m. followed by the Men at 3 p.m.

 

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health

GPRC is proud to be standing up for Mental Health Awareness by making some noise for mental health.

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Student-athletes and mental health advocates in Alberta are teaming up with RBC Olympians and Sheldon Kennedy to reduce stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning campaign which promotes mental health awareness on 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities. Coinciding with ‘Blue Monday’, the campaign begins on January 16 and continues until February 12, 2017.

Read the full Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference news release here.

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Join us on February 3rd and 4th at our GPRC Volleyball home games against the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings to show support of your student athletes and spread awareness of mental health. 

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Earlier in the day of February 3rd, join us for a Bike A Thon: Make Some Noise for Mental Health put on by your GPRC Student Wellness and hosted in the SAGPRC Howler’s Lounge. 

The Bike-A-Thon event features up to 20 teams on 20 stationary bikes in the GPRC Howlers Lounge pedaling to achieve the furthest distance for the grand prize.

Student Wellness, Wolves Athletics and the Students’ Association are working together to put together a fun event that will raise awareness for mental health, bring the student body together and burn some calories! Go the distance for Mental Health and Campus Activities!

Learn more on how to register and get involved here. 

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