How you can #BuildThemUp in May with two of the hottest tickets in town
Updated: Apr 25, 2019
Mental health challenges are the single largest health problem facing young people in Canada today. With one in five children and teenagers struggling, the demand for services is higher than our health system can accommodate. Thankfully, generous people in our community are working hard to change that.
May will be an exciting month of Hollywood glitz and a one-of-a-kind music experience — two events in support of the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health.
The Metamorphosis Gala
On Saturday, May 4, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Youth Council will present the 6th annual Metamorphosis Gala, an evening of entertainment, guest speakers, a silent auction and more at the Silver Springs Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for children up to the age of 11. This year’s theme is A Night at the Oscars! Click here for tickets. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Nitschke at 403-955-8815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't attend or want to help even more?
You can donate directly to the Youth Council's fundraising page for the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
On May 24, treat yourself to the premier of CRESCENDO at the Arts Commons Jack Singer Concert Hall. This unique concert is presented in partnership with the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation and will have you on your feet and belting out classic rock favourites. Beyond an evening of exceptional live music, CRESCENDO stirs compassion and hope for those facing mental health challenges in our community as they share their personal stories from the stage. Together we can build understanding, reduce stigma, and fund programs to help those reaching out for support. Click here for tickets. We hope you can join us.
There is a critical need for more specialized services.
The new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health will be wholly dedicated to serving children, adolescents and their families in need of urgent and intensive mental health care and will be located in a beautiful community setting. Its three new services will augment and integrate with the overall continuum of care currently provided through the AHS Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) and other important community agencies.
The new Centre will provide families with greater access to timely assessments, intervention and therapy and ultimately reduce admissions and lengths of stay in hospital for children and teens.