Get involved in MHSN by joining one of our committees!
If you enjoy planning, hosting, or even attending fun socials and want to learn more, the Social Committee is the place to be! We want to give MHSN/DbE members a chance to make the community their own by collaborating together to create fun, accessible events for all, and creating deeper, meaningful connections!
Here’s a short list of successful past events held by the Social Committee: Book Club, Summer BBQ, Games Night, Karaoke, Walk in High Park, Summer Potluck AND MORE…
TO GET INVOLVED: Email the Social Committee at email@example.com
Want to help MHSN to grow and promote it in your community? Or maybe help us get some much-needed funds so the group grows and the events get bigger and better? You can, in the Fundraising Committee! If fundraising, social media, in-person promo and telling everyone about the importance and awesomeness of MHSN are your things, this is the committee for you!
TO GET INVOLVED: Email the Fundraising Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe the best way for you to give back to the MHSN community is by providing the same excellent kind of peer support you received, consider joining the Facilitation Committee/Team. Be part of something meaningful in the role of Peer Facilitator for the MHSN support groups.
TO GET INVOLVED: Talk to Robert, MHSN Founder or email him at email@example.com
If staying behind the scenes is more your thing, the Administration Committee might be for you! You can use your skills in responding to emails, creating and updating Meetup events, developing internal and external documents and facilitating communication between all the committees!
TO LEARN MORE: Talk to Rob, the MHSN Founder or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get involved in MHSN through donating!
If you really want to make the most of your charitable donations and make a SIGNIFICANT IMPACT this year, consider donating what you can spare to a mental health charity that is underfunded and run purely by volunteer horsepower.
The name of the charity is the “Mental Health Support Network” founded by consumer survivor and professional engineer, “Robert Dunlop”.
Your donation will help contribute to the expansion of this vital work to other locations throughout the GTA and stabilize finances for the organization so that it can continue to serve the Parkdale/High Park riding.
Please see www.mentalhealthsupportnetwork.org and you will find the donation button at the bottom of the website.
The organization has a working agreement with St. Joes Health Centre to hold peer support meetings on Monday evenings at 7pm to 9:30pm and Saturday and Sundays between 2pm to 5pm in a beautiful private doctors meeting room. Weekends in the past have included creative expression through art and writing workshops. The group also hosts socials such as hikes in High Park, picnics, Karaoke nights, Superbowl parties and other sporting events.
All the events are free and what is discussed at the events is confidential.
The organization reaches over 2000 households throughout the GTA and has hosting over 450 meetings over the past 7 years. Although much of the work is focused at St. Joes health Centre at 30 The Queensway the organization also attracts people as far as Oshawa, Newmarket and Brampton for example.
Regardless if you have already reached your donation budget for 2018, please consider joining as a “Mental Health Hero” and investing some of your time into the organization in 2018. The organization is a grass roots charity that just received charitable status last year and if you have a skill set, virtually any skill set, and/or passion and some time to offer, our resourceful team will likely find a way to put your generous donation of time and passion to work and REALLY make a difference to many isolated individuals and families suffering in silence.
For any general questions about getting involved in MHSN, always feel free to get in touch with us via our regular email at email@example.com