Family Health & Mental Wellness Outreach Program
A Tangible New Program to Battle Mental Wellness
John Randolph on behalf of FORCES & FAMILIES is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with FeelingBetterNow® (FBN) (www.feelingbetternow.com/forcesandfamilies), an award-winning, online mental health management program developed by Canadian doctors as part of its Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Family Health and Mental Wellness Outreach Program. With FBN, individuals can confidentially assess their mental wellness (health) on their PC or mobile device and find out if they are at risk for conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or other debilitating mental health problems. FBN identifies risk levels and creates an immediate, personalized and downloadable action plan that can be shared with a care provider to collaboratively develop a path to wellness. FBN also helps individuals find a family doctor in their province, or a 24/7 mental health crisis hotline near them.
Additionally, FeelingBetterNow® offers a wealth of self-care tools that can help individuals practice good mental health. This includes fun and engaging mobile apps for stress reduction, online therapy options and PDF workbooks that can help manage symptoms. FeelingBetterNow® has been developed by Mensante Corporation, and is currently available to over a million Canadians through their employers.
Dr. Sam Ozersky, the CEO of Mensante Corporation, was awarded the 2008 Community Based Physician Innovation Award for his role in developing FeelingBetterNow®. Mensante is a client of the Canadian innovation incubator ‘MaRS’ in Toronto located next to Toronto General Hospital.
In 2016 FORCES & FAMILIES will be bringing FeelingBetterNow® to organizations nationwide whether they be military or civilian in its ongoing efforts to positively impact the lives of all Canadians who are affected by mental wellness challenges at home and in their place of work.
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FORCES & FAMILIES 2016 Events Calendar
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February 20: Canadian Armed Forces night at the ACC
March: FORCES & FAMILIES Reception: Staff College, Toronto
March/April: CAF National Hockey Championships, CFB Borden
May 16: Gen.Rick Hillier Golf Classic: Thornhill Golf & CC, Toronto
June: Canadian Veterans Freedom Riders
July: Royal St. John's Regatta, NFLD
July: Calgary Stampede
August: Navy Run, Halifax
August: CNE, Toronto
August: Abbottsford, BC, Airshow
The General Rick Golf Classic was held on May 25th, 2015 at the beautiful Thornhill Golf & Country Club in Toronto.
It turned out to be a beautiful day and was a huge success from all perspectives.
40 serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Major General Mike Hood, the new Commander of the RCAF and of course General Rick Hillier himself were welcomed by over 100 sponsors and guests.
The golf was followed by a meet and greet and full military dinner, with 'Ribbons', prepared and served by the great staff at Thornhill. A special thanks to Todd McGrath the head Professional, Steve Downs and the whole golf team who made sure everyone had a special day on the links.
And of course a big thank you to all of our sponsors who made this day possible as a special recognition to the brave men and women of the CAF and their families who sacrifice more than we can ever imagine.
FORCES & FAMILIES
February 20, 2016: FORCES & FAMILIES is pleased to announce that we will again be involved in hosting the Canadian Forces Appreciation Day with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the ACC. Over 500 members of the CAF will be in attendance to enjoy a great Leaf hockey game.
Geneveive Lacasse of the Canada's National Womens Hockey Team is helping FORCES & FAMILIES promote this event nationwide with our 2016 Toque Campaign. These beautiful toques can only be ordered through our website for delivery by Christmas or February 20th for the event a donation of $30.00 shipping included.
So please make a $30.00 donation and your limited edition toque will be shipped to you by Christmas or February 20th.
See the toques and Genevieve on our Facebook page. Please follow us for all of our events.