Corporations: Get Involved
Work together to defeat mental illness, inspire hope and have fun!
CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health™ is a Canada-wide challenge to share one night — April 7 — to inspire hope for the 1 in 5 Canadians living with mental illness in any given year, including the 500,000 Canadians who are away from work on any given day due to mental illness. According to a recent Ipsos reportⱡ, 60% of Canadians believe that companies should support mental health. By participating in CAMH One Brave Night, your company will help defeat mental illness and inspire hope for all Canadians.
A meaningful team building activity that’s easy to plan.
There are many ways to customize CAMH One Brave Night for your company — the challenge is virtual, flexible and can be built to fit with your company’s culture. Use this checklist and this poster to help shape your challenge and get your colleagues or staff excited about getting involved!
When your company team joins CAMH One Brave Night, you will have access to tools like posters, flyers and payroll buck slips that will make getting everyone on board easy. Contact Jennifer Hearn if you are interested in getting more information to help support your One Brave Night.
Plus, to support your internal wellness initiatives, we’ve created a wellness page that you can share with your entire team and employee base.
How other companies have created their One Brave Night:
Use the weeks leading up to CAMH One Brave Night on April 7 to engage your team and colleagues in fundraising activities to drive awareness and results:
- Bake sales, dress down days, baby photo contest, car wash, etc.
- Inter-departmental/office challenges
- Challenge other companies in your industry
- Employer matching (i.e. each OBN participant who raises $250, your company will match the donation)
- Donate a portion or proceeds of sales towards OBN and add to your corporate team total
On April 7, here are some ideas to make marking the end of the challenge meaningful:
- Customize staff t-shirts/hats to increase awareness of your support of mental health
- Team building exercises/activities such as: team breakfast or lunch, public speaker, offsite escape room, obstacle course, cooking challenge, ping pong challenges, car wash, board/video game challenges
- Physical activities: yoga/step/fitness class, a walk at lunch or after work
ⱡpresented at the Fall 2016 Companies & Causes Conference