Make Some Noise for Mental Health

The Mission

To implement a nation-wide mental health awareness campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health on campus. The awareness campaign is intended to encourage conversation and open mindedness and better promote resources and support available on campus and in the local area.  

The Goals

  • Reduce/eliminate the stigmas related to mental health, wellness and mental illness.
  • Create awareness about local mental health resources on campus and the surrounding community.
  • Encourage empathy and understanding through open-minded conversations about mental health.
  • Led by athletics staff and student-athletes.
  • Activate at home games and campus-related events.
  • To promote the value of community citizenship showcased by student-athletes.
  • To establish the campaign as a long-term outreach initiative across the CCAA.
  • The focus is awareness. Fundraising initiatives are secondary and may be introduced.
 

January 13 - February 9, 2020

This timeframe is a month in length, but institutions are encouraged to select a specific game, event, day, weekend, etc. in which they plan to incorporate the awareness campaign into their existing schedules.

 

2020 Campaign Materials

Campaign materials are available to download here in the CCAA's Promotional Materials Dropbox.
 

Bell Let's Talk Day

In addition to campus initiatives, the CCAA encourages all members to "Join the Conversation" on Bell Let's Talk Day.  On January 29, 2019, everyone can talk, text and join in on social media to help end the stigma around mental illness and drive action in Canadian mental health. There are a lot of opportunities to Make Some Noise!

To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

Press Release: Bell Let's Talk student-athlete campaign builds momentum with addition of CCAA

 

2019 Participating CCAA institutions:

PACWEST (BC)

Camosun Chargers
Capilano Blues
College of the Rockies Avalanche
Columbia Bible College Bearcats
Douglas Royals
Langara Falcons
Okanagan Coyotes
UFV Casvades
Vancouver Island University Mariners


ACAC (AB & SK)

Ambrose Lions
Briercrest Clippers
Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder
Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves
Keyano Huskies
The King’s University Eagles
Lakeland Rustlers
Lethbridge Kodiaks
MacEwan Griffins
Medicine Hat Rattlers
NAIT Ooks
Olds Broncos
Portage Voyageurs
Red Deer Kings & Queens
SAIT Trojans
St. Mary’s Lightning
University of Alberta Augustana Vikings

 

OCAA (ON)

Algonquin Thunder
Boréal Vipres
Cambrian Golden Shield
Canadore Panthers
Centennial Colts
Conestoga Condors
Confederation Thunderhawks
Durham Lords
Fanshawe Falcons
Fleming Knights
George Brown Huskies
Georgian Grizzlies
Humber Hawks
La Cité Coyotes
Lakehead Orillia Thunderwolves
Lambton Lions
Loyalist Lancers
Mohawk Mountaineers
Niagara Knights
Redeemer Royals
Sault Cougars
Seneca Sting
Sheridan Bruins
St. Clair Saints
St. Lawrence Vikings
University of Toronto Mississauga Eagles
Laurier Brantford Golden Hawks

 

RSEQ (QC)

Boomerang d'André-Laurendeau
Cavaliers de Bois-de-Boulogne
Champlain St. Lawrence Lions
Champlain Saint-Lambert Cavaliers
Dawson Blues
John Abbott Islanders
Titans de Limoilou
Nordiques de Lionel-Groulx
Nomades de Montmorency
Griffons d'Outaouais
Dynamiques de Saint-Foy
Vanier Cheetahs


ACAA (Maritimes)

Crandall Chargers
Dalhousie AC Rams
Holland Hurricanes
Mount Allison Mounties
MSVU Mystics
St. Thomas Tommies
UKC Blue Devils
UNB Saint John Seawolves