Mental health matters! Walk + Wellness fair
As reported in Nancy on Norwalk's 4/4/22 article, mental health has suffered during COVID -- not just for our kids but for all of us. That's why we're so excited to be holding a FREE fun, social, outdoor event focused on mental wellness!
To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month and National Prevention Week, The Norwalk Partnership, Norwalk ACTS, and NCC are hosting "NorWALK for Mental Health" along with a "Check In" Wellness Fair featuring speakers, prizes, music, and more. We'll have:
Mental health booths where you can practice coping skills, "paint your art out," get a "check-up from the neck up," and meet friendly people who can answer your mental health questions.
Prevention booths where you can experience the risks of impaired driving, pick up Liquor Stickers or Narcan, learn about suicide prevention, and get parenting resources.
People of all ages sharing their personal mental health journeys.
A press conference with local elected officials.
A 1.5 mile walk to create visibility and join together for the cause.
The state's "Change the Script" behavioral health resource van.
Music, art, and door prizes--and, hopefully, laughter yoga, drumming, and tie dye!
So everyone, please save the date and plan to join us on the Norwalk Green with your family, friends or co-workers, because we ALL need to take care of our mental health!
Saturday, May 7th (raindate May 21st) on the Norwalk Green. Wellness Fair from 9-11:30am; speakers at 10am; walk at 10:30am.
The Walk goes from the Norwalk Green down East Ave to the I-95 bridge and back, ending up by St. Paul's on the Green, where there is a "Hope Pray Dream" board and a labyrinth activity.
Wear green or purple (the mental health colors). Maybe make a team t-shirt!
Take our quick Mental Health Survey here! We'll share the results at the event.
Help spread the word! Download the event flyer below and share it!