Move for Mental Health Challenge is an initiative coordinated by the Ritchie Community League. Participating Edmonton neighbourhoods are invited to track their activities and pool their kilometres with their neighbours.
This Challenge is to bring awareness to Edmontonians of how physical activity can improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety and improve your positive mental health.
Participation is voluntary. The challenge is between January 1 to March 31, 2021.
For more information: https://www.ritchie-league.com/mentalhealth-challenge
Watch this video created by Ritchie residents:
How Inglewood Residents can participate:
As an Inglewood resident, you can record your activity in the following three ways:
1. Submit your activity for the week by using this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1regaFZLyQJdTtZk8ID448ukHtNMlmBvS4VzWPzNQzuk/edit?usp=sharing
All data will be kept confidential. Only distances will be recorded to the Move For Mental Health Challenge coordinators. Inglewood Community League asks you to report your distances truthfully.
2. You can also download the Strava App to your mobile device and search for the club “Inglewood United” to join and record your activity there. This app connects to your health and fitness measurements on your smart phone or watch – making reporting much easier and faster!
- You are welcomed to report all of your activity between January 1st to now!
- You can MANUALLY input activities into Strava even if you track your distance with a different device, just look for the plus sign [+].
- On mobile, this is found on the “Feed screen”
- On a computer, go to the Strava website, set up or sign in to your Strava account and choose the “Training” dropdown menu. Select “Activities” and find the plus symbol [+} in the top right corner by your profile picture.
3. Print and record your activity on our tracking sheet. Please take a picture/scan of your tracking sheet and email it to email@example.com
Sheet is found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OXcpz0jEet604-sdQ4BHHRzVylOJ6NAN/view?usp=sharing
Mental Health supports
CRISIS LINES for help NOW
- 9-1-1: Emergency
- 8-1-1: Health Link (talk to a nurse)
- Addictions Helpline 1-866-332-2322
- Alberta Health Mental Health Line 1-877-303-2642
- Canadian Crisis Services 1-833-456-4566 or Text* CSPS at 45645
- Canadian Mental Health Association 2-1-1 or 1-877-303-2642
- Edmonton Distress Line 780-482-4357 (HELP); Chat available online
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or Text the word “Connect” to 686868. Live chat online.
- Hope for Wellness for Indigenous Peoples 1-855-242-331 (Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French). Online Chat in English and French only.
Available in audio only or video, topics include COVID fatigue, Alberta’s Rehabilitation Advice Line, when and where to wear masks, among others.
Free, online presentations on various impacts of the pandemic on mental health hosted by the Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Foundation.
An extensive collection of online resources and links to services to support your mental health compiled by Alberta Health.
Counselling and online groups for Emotional Regulation, Anxiety & Depression
- Call 780-757-0900
Free online evidence-based programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth providing strategies that support mental wellness.
Text4Hope is a tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Cognitive behaviour therapy texts are sent to your phone for three months.
- Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.