Fleming College is teaming up for mental health on Jan. 31

 


Peterborough ON – (January 29, 2018) – Fleming College will join the conversation and raise awareness for mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day.

The college’s Mental Health Initiative Team is partnering with Fleming Athletics to host Team Up for Mental Health at the Fleming Knights men’s basketball game on Wednesday, January 31.

The Knights are taking on the Durham Lords starting at 7 p.m. at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. The game will kick off with a special ceremony, in which Fleming College President Tony Tilly will read Fleming’s new Mental Health Statement, and a video, created by Fleming Knights varsity athletes as part of the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, will be played.

Team Up for Mental Health will also include the launch of the second annual First Responders Cup to be held on April 14. The event, a fitness challenge that raises money for the Canadian Mental Health Association, is hosted by faculty and students in Fleming’s Justice and Health and Wellness programs. During half-time, students will demonstrate some of the fitness challenges that are part of the First Responders Cup.

In addition to Bell Let’s Talk, the game is part of an initiative undertaken by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association – Make Some Noise for Mental Health. The CCAA is implementing a nation-wide mental health awareness campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health on campus.

All are welcome to attend the game – admission is free, and there will be free popcorn, giveaways and door prizes. Come out and Team Up for Mental Health!

For more information on other colleges’ initiatives within the OCAA for Bell Let’s Talk, visit: https://ocaa.prestosports.com/sports/general/2017-18/releases/01252018bellletstalk

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.

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Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370