Hey everyone, we’re raising awareness about mental health this month and today we’re asking you to consider the art of listening!
Do the people you listen to feel understood? Does the way you listen enhance and enrich your relationships?
Listening is the communication skill that links up with EMPATHY – which is what CMHA has featured in their mental health week campaign this year – and communication is at the heart of relationships. If you’re interested in developing quality relationships in your life, or want to enhance the quality of the relationships you have, check out the art of listening (and get some great pointers!) here.
Zoom karaoke party happening on May 26th hosted by Nelson Cares! Check it out!
Drop-in anytime between 6-8pm on Thursday, May 26th for the latest instalment of our Nelson CARE-Aoke party! Everyone will get a chance to sing at least one song of their choice, but you can also watch, listen, chat, or sing along with the group! This has become a favourite event of mine and it will be a casual time with lots of opportunity for connection and some great performances.
Kootenay Pride is hosting their first event of the year on Friday, May 20th from 8pm ‘til midnight at the Royal. This will be a fun evening to celebrate inclusion and equality for everyone, with awesome music from Mraki and our friend DJ Unalive. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.theroyalnelson.com/events. All proceeds will go to the Christopher Moore Legacy Fund to help trans community members access gender-affirming care.
The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group will be holding our first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic at Lakeside Park on Thursday, May 19th from 1-3pm. We will be meeting in the covered area with the picnic tables by the tennis courts and snacks will be provided! This is a great opportunity to re-connect with the group or learn more about what we do. There are a lot of great ideas for what the group can do this year and now is the time to have your say and be part of the plan! Email Jaymes (that’s me!) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or if you need help getting to the park.
Hey everyone, the (previously postponed) Inclusion BC conference “Everybody Belongs!” is coming up in Surrey at the end of the month! You can get more information about the conference and register here.