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Lace up your walking shoes because Mental Health in Motion is back and we can’t wait!
Lace up your walking shoes because Mental Health in Motion is back and we can’t wait! (en anglais)
Posted on 04/19/2023
Lace up your walking shoes because Mental Health in Motion is back and we can’t wait!

Spring is a time for new beginnings! Join Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care to get your mental health in motion on May 5, 2023. By participating you will help make a positive change in the world of mental health and also be taking time out for your own mental and physical health.

This year’s event takes place in Little Lake Park, Midland between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday May 5th and raises funds to support youth mental health and resiliency. You can join in a walk, and enjoy a wellness fair and scavenger hunt, all to support getting your mental health in motion. 

Date: May 5, 2023
Location: Little Lake Park, Midland
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities: Walk, Scavenger Hunt & Wellness Fair
Registration fee: Free – Donations accepted

“Fundraising at our hospital has brought new medical equipment, improved outdoor therapeutic space, and expanded research and training that is helping to improve the services we provide for our patients, clients and community. We depend on the generosity of those who are making mental health a priority and helping save lives,” said Ernie Vaillancourt, Waypoint Board Chair. “We’re thrilled to have the continued support of our sponsors who believe in Waypoint and those we serve.”

Over the past eight years, Mental Health in Motion has raised more than $120,000 to support mental health care in our region and has encouraged community members to make their mental and physical health a priority.

Funds raised this year at the donate-what-you-can event will support the Youth Resiliency Project.

The Youth Resiliency Project is an initiative to help kids and young adults maintain their wellbeing, build resiliency skills, and find the help they need before a crisis occurs. Preventative care is one of the most effective ways to keep communities healthy. 

“With a strong network of mental health and addiction partners, the launch of the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub, Waypoint’s new Family, Child and Youth Program, and now the Youth Resiliency Program, young people in our region have more service options than ever before,” said Dr. Nadiya Sunderji, Waypoint President and CEO. “This is very timely because of the rising and urgent needs of children and youth during the pandemic. With your help, we are bringing mental health support directly to youth, where and when they need it most.”

Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. While donations will be accepted at the event participants are encouraged to help raise funds by collecting pledges, challenging coworkers and friends to see who can raise the most money and come as a team to enjoy the day.

If you are unable to join us on May 5, you are encouraged to choose your own adventure throughout the week and make a donation to the cause. 

We hope you will join us. Please Give. So no one gives up.

For more event or sponsorship information follow us on Facebook, contact Shelly Price at [email protected], or visit our website

All pledges and donations help us to reach our goal. Minimum donation of $20 will receive an official tax receipt.

Mental Health in Motion