Wellness Together conducts Take That Step campaign
Wellness Together Canada has begun a campaign called “Take That Step,” intended to raise awareness of its online program offering free mental health and substance abuse support. According to the organization, the campaign is a response to recent increases in mental distress due to COVID-19 and issues related to racial equality. The program is operated with support from Kids Help Phone and Homewood Health and the Government of Canada. It is located at <http://www.wellnesstogether.ca>.
The campaign includes a limited-edition Vans shoe designed by Canadian artist Jacquie Comrie. The shoes will be distributed to public figures nationally who describe their own experiences with mental health. According to the group, each shoe is brightly coloured and hand painted to represent “the deeply personal action of taking steps towards understanding your own mental health, getting help when needed and continuing to check in on yourself each day to promote mental wellness.”
“With many people in Canada grappling with different realities, the ‘Take That Step’ shoe design was created with community in mind to address the importance of healing and caring for our mental health through these difficult times,” said Comrie. “The steps taken can be big or small. That is why it's important for us to have resources available like Wellness Together Canada to provide what you need at that moment in time to continue on your journey.”