The Role Pets Play in Human Health and Mentality – Video Recording

This presentation was be given by Colleen Dell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., and Research Chair in One Health & Wellness.

Thank you for those who were able to attend, and for those who brought their furry friends on screen from home. We recorded it for those who were interested and unable to attend.

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The Role Pets Play in Human Health and Mentality

ASPA and CUPE 1975’s Mental Health Campaign would like to invite you and your colleagues to a virtual presentation. This presentation will be given by Colleen Dell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Research Chair in One Health & Wellness, and her lovely Dog, E-Jay!

This presentation will be on Wednesday, August 24th from 12:00pm-1:00pm, via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, the Zoom link will be sent out the morning of.

We encourage those who are working from home to bring their furry friends on camera!

For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact ASPA at aspa@aspasask.ca

Mental Health Awareness – Free Hotdog Day in the Bowl was a Success

From left to right, Alain Fafard, Erwin Marbella, Erin Walling, Tamara Hominuke, Julie Maier, Brianna Groot, LaVina Watts, Angeline Hainstock, Ryan Klassen, Linda Riopel, Tracey Baliski, and Alan Bohle. Photo taken by Glenn Billingsley

As some of you may know, CUPE 1975, ASPA, and The Canadian Mental Health Association have partnered together for a campaign to end the stigma on Mental Health and promote awareness.

We recently had our first major event on Wednesday, June 15. The event was held in the Bowl where we gave away free hot dogs and sold t-shirts for donations.

The total of donations received for the Canadian Mental Health Association is $1,322.63!

Thank you to all the CUPE 1975 & ASPA Members that volunteered their time and energy to this event. Please keep your eyes and ears open for our next event.

If you or someone you know is struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out to some of the resources listed below.

In solidarity,

CUPE 1975 & ASPA

Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566

EFAP: https://wellness.usask.ca/help/efap.php

Indigenous Wellness Resources: https://indigenous.usask.ca/resources/wellness-resources.php

Lumino Health Care: https://wellness.usask.ca/help/virtual-health-care.php#Overview

Mind Beacon: https://wellness.usask.ca/help/cbt.php

Saskatoon Mobile Crisis (After Hours): 306-933-6200

Mental Health Awareness – Free Hotdog Day in the Bowl

CUPE 1975, ASPA, and The Canadian Mental Health Association have partnered together for a campaign to end the stigma on Mental Health and promote awareness.

Please join our volunteers in the Bowl Wednesday, June 15th from 11:30am – 1:00pm for free hot dogs! First come first serve until they are gone.

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Mental Health Speaker Event: ASPA & CUPE 1975

Over these past few years, COVID really has taken a toll on people’s mental health. With lack of normalcy and change in everyday life, it can be hard to know where to turn when things get difficult.

CUPE 1975 and ASPA have partnered up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to promote resources where you and your loved ones can feel heard.

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