Eagles athletics make some noise for mental health
The King’s Eagles are joining student-athletes and mental health advocates across Alberta to reduce the stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness.
Sponsored by RBC, Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning campaign which promotes mental health awareness on 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities. The campaign begins on January 11, through ‘Blue Monday’ on January 21, and continues until February 10, 2019.
For the fourth consecutive year, and with endorsement from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is conducting a 30-day, conference-wide mental health awareness campaign.
“The support provided by RBC and CMHA Alberta has allowed us to reach new heights with the Make Some Noise campaign each and every year,” said Mark Kosak, CEO, Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. “Student-athlete health and wellness are among the ACAC’s top priorities, and it has become obvious to ACAC leaders that this mental health initiative and the overarching objectives of the campaign leaves a positive impact on the student population we serve.”
By involving student-athletes as role models, Make Some Noise for Mental Health is intended to encourage empathy, understanding and open mindedness, while creating awareness about the resources and support available on campus and in the community.
The King’s Eagles will host their Make Some Noise games on February 8 and 9, featuring the volleyball and basketball teams. The women will play at 6 p.m. each day and the men at 8 p.m.
For the full Make Some Noise for Mental Health schedule visit the ACAC website.