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Mental Illness Awareness Week at Sutherland Campus



Peterborough ON – (October 2, 2017) – Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus is hosting events this week to raise awareness around mental health and mental illness.

Mental Illness Awareness Week will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 3 with a guest lecture on technology and mental health from Peterborough Family Health Team mental health clinician Julie Brown. Breaking the Technology Trance will explore the themes and realities of social connection in a world of smart phones and social media.

More than 300 Fleming students will attend Ms. Brown’s presentation, which will take place at 11 a.m. in gyms B and C at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.

The week continues on Wednesday, Oct. 4 with a Knowledge Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main foyer at Sutherland Campus. The Fair will feature mental health resources and information that students can access on campus. A Fun Day will take place in the main foyer on Thursday, Oct. 5. Fleming Student Administrative council will host painting and craft tables and a chill zone.

Mental Illness Awareness Week is organized by Fleming’s Mental Health Initiative Team, which is made up of employee and student representatives.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,200 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.


Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
705.749.5530 x 1370