Everyone’s invited to a community BBQ next week to reconnect with friends and find out about community mental health resources.
Canadian Mental Health Association Wood Buffalo spokesperson Emma Murray says it’s really a way for people to meet up and share their stories.
“Have kind of a day of self care, it’s more important than ever, but also have resources and information to support mental health,” says Murray.
Murray says after the flurry of activity during evacuation and mixed emotions swirling around re-entry and recovery, people may need to access those resources.
“We’re partnering with Some Other Solutions, Legacy Counselling, Borealis Counselling Service, and of the course the RMWB. so we’re all going to be present, free BBQ, bouncy castles, face painting; it’s going to be so much fun,” adds Murray.
The family-friendly Community Wellness BBQ will be held July 21 from 11:30 to 2:30 at Ecole McTavish School and is free to attend.