TORONTO, April 6, 2017 /CNW/ - This Friday, April 7, employees at guard.me International Insurance will join more than ten thousand Canadians supporting CAMH #OneBraveNight for Mental Health. The annual challenge asks Canadians to give one night to support those living with mental illness and addiction by raising funds and awareness.
This is the second year that the keep.me SAFE program by guard.me has partnered with the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto to support the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Volunteer staff from guard.me will be staying up in the lobby of the hotel from 7 p.m. on Friday until 7 a.m. the following morning. The Westin is providing the group with a full size heavenly bed in the lobby, complimentary snack station and hospitality suite for freshening up during the night.
"We are hoping friends and colleagues will drop by the Westin to provide encouragement and share their stories," says Kevin Santos, Social Media Manager at guard.me who will be tweeting and posting about the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. "Or they can support us from home and send us selfies throughout the night that we can share on our keep.me SAFE platforms."
Last year, the CAMH #OneBraveNight for Mental Health raised more than $830,000, dedicated to improving access to care, conducting more research to find better treatments, and building more spaces for healing.
"We have groups of colleagues and students joining us at various locations across Canada," says Wendy Mohammed, who leads the keep.me SAFE program at guard.me "This is our way of increasing awareness and challenging stigma so that students feel comfortable asking for help."
To learn more or to get involved, please contact Bogumila Lapinski Anaya at [email protected] or visit: http://give.camh.ca/site/TR/OBN/OneBraveNight?team_id=2921&pg=team&fr_id=1090
keep.me SAFE by guard.me is Canada's first and only mental health support program for international students that provides 24/7 counselling in their own language and culture by phone, chat and video.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information about CAMH Foundation, www.supportcamh.ca
The Westin Harbour Castle is one of Canada's leading hotels, located on the shores of Lake Ontario and steps away from downtown Toronto.
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For further information: To learn more or to get involved, please contact Bogumila Lapinski Anaya at [email protected] or visit: http://give.camh.ca/site/TR/OBN/OneBraveNight?team_id=2921&pg=team&fr_id=1090