CENTRE WELLINGTON — On Aug. 12, Scott McLelland will likely be operating an occasion for psychological well being consciousness and assist on the Grace Church property situated at 35 Farley Rd. in Fergus.
The occasion is known as “The Darkest Earlier than Daybreak – Evening stroll for psychological well being assist and consciousness.”
The concept is to attract consciousness for packages and sources in the neighborhood for psychological well being and habit.
There will likely be a stroll held from 8:30pm to six:30am to represent what a person’s psychological well being can really feel like at occasions.
“It appears like strolling at midnight, your drained and you’re feeling like your strolling in circles. However on the finish of the night time, the solar rises and hope involves the person,” stated McLelland.
The stroll may also be serving as a fundraiser for Portage Ontario, which is a drug habit rehabilitation centre for youth out of Elora.
“I imagine that supporting our youth with the instruments and sources to beat habit and psychological well being points will solely higher Canada sooner or later,” stated the occasion organizer.
“We have to guarantee our youth have as many instruments as doable to permit them for achievement.”
He added he needs to convey as a lot consciousness for the packages and sources as doable so others are conscious of the choices obtainable in the event that they want them.
McLelland stated that he has been personally going via issues these days however is thankfully mentally sturdy and has sturdy assist from others.
Nevertheless, he acknowledged that life continues to be tough at occasions, which sparked the concept for the occasion.
The psychological well being advocate stated, “there must be a severe dialog concerning the sources that we’d like for our group and breaking the silence for folks.”
“[This event] is for anybody, and everybody,” defined McLelland.
“It’s a secure place and it’s there to encourage folks to really feel comfy and to get the assistance that they want.”
You probably have questions concerning the upcoming occasion, you may contact McLelland at (519) 994-7569 or [email protected].