New View Society Mental Wellness Week


New View Society Mental Wellness Week Coquitlam Port Moody

For the past 38 years the New View Society has been quietly providing essential housing, support services and programs to individuals in the Tri-Cities who struggle to cope with a mental illness. Last fall they opened a new Community Wellness Centre on Mary Hill Road, which includes a clubhouse and 10 bed residence for people with mental illness. New View Society is providing a warm place for belonging and a safe environment for recovery and personal growth.

One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. That number is staggering. Mental illness effects people of all ages, genders, cultures, education and income levels. It does not discriminate, and neither does New View. It provides an essential service to our community. In fact, 98% of people using the Community Wellness Centre are from the Tri-Cities area.

This year, New View is stepping out into the community by hosting the first ever Mental Wellness Week from May 1-5, 2012. This inaugural event series will help share New View Society’s story, create awareness around the organization and celebrate their many accomplishments. New View will be bringing the communities of the Tri-Cities together to embrace and understand the importance of addressing and supporting mental health.

Mental Wellness Week consists of three events:

  1. Reflect – Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 7:00-9:30pm – Peace Begins with Me presented by Ted Kuntz at Inlet Theatre in Port Moody. The event features professional reflections on achieving peace in your daily life.
  2. Reveal – Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 2:00-4:00pm – Open House at the New View Community Wellness Centre at 2050 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam. Meet New View’s members, board, staff and supporters.
  3. Renew – Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:00pm-midnight – Celebration Gala at Westwood Plateau. Celebrate New View Society’s accomplishments and make a toast to its future. Nothing but fun and celebration on this night!

To find out more about New View’s Mental Wellness Week, or to buy tickets, visit newviewcelebrates.com.

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