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Alternatives to Suicide Training

Thanks to grant funding from the 2017 Bell Let's Talk Community Fund, NISA is pleased to be offering Alternatives to Suicide Facilitation Training for people who openly identify as suicide attempt survivors or as having struggled significantly with thoughts of ending their lives. We have spots still available for community members of local organizations.

Call for Visual Artists

NISA is seeking proposals from local/regional professional visual artists for the design of quilt panels commemorating an event related to the history of mental health, mental illness, addictions and recovery in Canada.

Get Loud for national Mental Health Week: May 1-7

This week is all about actively engaging with others on all issues related to mental health awareness and advocacy. See below for what is happening each day at NISA! Get involved for your own well-being, as well as for the benefit of others!

NISA Fundraiser: Yogathon for Mental Health

NISA's first big fundraiser of the year, the 2nd Annual Yogathon for Mental Health, is happening on Sunday, April 2, from 8am-1pm at the Caruso Club. Designed to be accessible for all experience levels and a community and mental health-building day, this will be a wonderful wellness-oriented event for all. Click here for all the details!

International Women’s Week at NISA

Here at NISA we are helping to mark, honour, and celebrate International Women's Week March 6-10. On the schedule, and open to the public, are a Writing Workshop, Baking, a Women's Talk, and a full-day Women's Introduction to our technology-focused Northern Computer Recycling Depot program.

Spoken Word Poetry Workshops

This week, NISA is thrilled to be offering FREE spoken word writing workshops geared to anyone looking to develop new creative approaches to (poetry) writing, and comfort and skills in performance art. The workshops will be run by Tanya Neumeyer, a mental health peer with 10 years experience in writing and teaching poetry. Click here for all the details on registering now for this special event. 

Call for Interest – Artist Consultant in Artists’ Loft

We are seeking interest from Sudbury-based artists who want to be considered for an 8-week consultation opportunity beginning in July 2017. We are seeking artists who have an interest in community art programs, art’s role in health outcomes, and social action. Interested? Click here for more details on putting your name forward for this opportunity.

Digital Storytelling Group

In this new group we will produce stories, gather images and ephemera that add depth to the stories, prepare our narratives for digitization through scripting and storyboarding, film or record the stories and edit them for web presentation.

Writers’ Circle Workshops + Drop-In Support

Bi-monthly Writers' Circle workshops geared towards putting pen to paper and receiving feedback from your peers, plus, drop-in writing support with Sarah. Read on here...

New Meditation Group

Take a moment out of your busy day to breathe, relax, and rejuvenate. New to NISA, meditation sessions aim to relax the body and calm the mind.