Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Streetohome is proud to come together with our partners, donors, and local services providers to promote enhanced mental health for Vancouverites through new and existing mental health and substance use programming.
Most recently, Streetohome brokered the opening of the Kettle’s Recovery Café, at 620 Clark Drive, to support individuals in their recovery from poverty, homelessness, isolation, mental health challenges, trauma, unemployment, and/or substance use.
Identified as a best practice that should be brought to Vancouver in our 2019 business case, the Recovery Café supports members’ mental wellness and recovery goals through a set of core interventions:
- Recovery circles – a weekly meeting with a trained facilitator and 8-10 peers in where individuals are known, loved and held to their best selves
- School of Recovery – Life skill development, activities and classes including such things as budgeting, conflict resolution, meditation & mindfulness, creative writing, photography, walking club and yoga;
- In-reach complimentary consultations such as health, legal, veterinary and social services;
- Navigation to needed services and resources in the community.
We encourage everyone to create meaningful change and take action to improve their own mental wellness, as well as that of others by:
Choosing a mental health organization to learn about and/or support
Helping a friend struggling with their mental health by learning how to support them
Asking about how your school, workplace, or community group is creating change to improve mental health
Nurturing your own well-being by practicing and learning mental health strategies
Getting involved in a mental health initiative or organizing an event to support mental health
Engaging in conversations about mental health to fight stigma
Visit Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to find more ways to help and resources to learn more.