Mindfest: A festival and mental health fair celebrating all minds

Join Mindfest, a festival and mental health fair celebrating all minds.

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Let’s stop mental health stigma together! Join us for the 4th annual Mindfest - an all-day mental health and wellness fair, taking place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 as part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Mindfest aims to raise awareness about mental health, highlight the support systems available to those who need them, and strives to erase mental health stigma. Mindfest has fun exhibit booths, mental health community organization representatives, workshops, guest speakers, stand-up comedy, yoga and other interactive activities. The event is free and open to the public – attendees are able to pick and choose from many different programs and workshops to learn more about mental health and mental illness.

Mindfest is a full-day event held at the Hart House, in collaboration with U of T Student Health and Wellness, Hart House, Workman Arts, Ryerson, York and OCAD Universities as well as several community  mental health organizations.

Some of this year’s speakers include: Camilla Gibb, Emily Wright, Robert Biron, Bruce Ballon, Jesse Bigelow and Marshall Korenblum.

This year’s Mindfest offers yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, painting, writing and mental health first aid workshops!

Planned activities include exhibit booths, interactive workshops and guest speakers. To wrap up the day, join us for the Mindfest Mindfulness Walk through Downtown Toronto, where we’ll stop at Ryerson University for our Mindfest finale party! Join us in the evening for entertainment, food, exhibits and more!

After the celebration at Ryerson, join us for a special screening of “Swift Current” at the TIFF Bell Lightbox at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $10/general admission and $5/students.

Please visit www.mindfest.ca to see the day’s full workshop & speaker line-up! We hope to see you there!

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