Frost Campus to ‘Stomp Out Stigma’ for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2019) Fleming College’s Frost Campus is ‘breaking ground’ to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

The ‘Stomp Out Stigma’ event is hosted by the Frost Mental Health Initiative Team, in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Join us Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Auk’s Patio and Lodge at Fleming’s Frost Campus, 200 Albert St., Lindsay.

The event will feature a free barbeque, health fair, live music and dancing. It will honour the diversity Fleming represents through contributions from International, LGBTQ2S and Indigenous participants, and will showcase awareness of mental health while encouraging a dialogue about wellness, connection and how to support a friend.

Participating agencies include the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA), Ross Memorial Hospital Outpatient Program, Fourcast, Haliburton Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR), John Howard Society, Women’s Resources, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, PARN, Ontario Provincial Police, Kawartha Lakes Police Service and Cam’s Kids.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366