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First Responders

Keynote: James Jefferson - Mental Health and Recovery Day

October is Mental Illness Awareness Month and we are proud to welcome everyone to Ontario Shores for Mental Health and Recovery Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Throughout the day a series of speakers with lived experience will engage in conversations on a variety of topics impacting mental health, including stigma, treatment, access and system navigation.

3:00 p.m.
Keynote Presentation - Trauma and First Responders

Constable James Jefferson of the Greater Sudbury Police Service shares his story of recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes in length followed by refreshments and networking.

Please RSVP to @email.

The is a FREE community event. There will be no charge for parking at Ontario Shores on October 19. 

Pre- and Post-Event Survey

Please complete this brief survey before and after attending the event to help us explore the impact that patient and family stories about mental health and recovery has on those who hear them.

#MindVine Podcast Episode 50 - Bell Let's Talk Day with firefighter and former soldier Kelly Scanlan

Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador Kelly Scanlan visited Ontario Shores for an open filming of the #MindVine Podcast to discuss her advocacy role as well as share her story as a former soldier, Invictus Games champion and current firefighter living with #mentalillness. This episode of the #MindVine Podcast is hosted by Communications team members Darryl Mathers (@DarrylMathers) and Chris Bovie (@ChrisBovie1). The podcast is also available on Spotify, iTunes and SoundCloud.