Shoppers Drug Mart Love. You. Run. for It Professional Development Day Program
Professional Development day will introduce the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for It program curriculum for mental wellness. It will also provide information regarding the associated positive benefits that may result from incorporating exercise within a school setting. You will be hearing from presenters who will discuss such topics as; Brains- Journey to Resilience- Alberta Wellness Centre; Training Techniques to Race- Lorraine Walton from the Running Room; Promoting Positive Mental Health from Bullying- Dr. Mary Hall; Shoppers Love. You. Run Kick-Off; Pharmacology and Students- Shoppers Drug Mart; and Mood Disorders and Recovery - Griffin Jenkins.
The SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for It program provides the opportunity for youth to express themselves, to share their concerns, and learn about one another. Mental illness is common; however, it is deemed an uncomfortable topic of conversation. School should be, by its nature, a safe place to ask questions, gain information, and receive support. This curriculum provides both the teachers and students with the ability to provide peer support while encouraging exercise which will promote stress reduction, socialization, and an overall improved mood.
Registration for this program is open to all schools and educators within the province of Manitoba.
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Shoppers Drug Mart Love. You. Run. for It for Women
Take part in the Shoppers Drug Mart Love. You. Run. for Women every May in Winnipeg. Everyone is invited to join the 5K or 10K walk/run or Little Steps 1K. This event aims to increase awareness of women's mental health issues in Canada and to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. It also raises funds for mental health organizations like MDAM to provide women's mental health programs. MDAM currently offers support in the form of workshops, support groups and one-on-one peer support for women in need. Registration for this event is required and can be done through the Running Room website.
*All pledges and donations will go to MDAM