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Hayes hosts 308 Conversations

Sunday, August 31, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

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BRYAN HAYES, SAULT MP

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Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (MP), will host a community conversation about suicide prevention at the Civic Centre – Russ Ramsay Room on September 10, 2014.

This community meeting is part of the 308 Conversations initiative launched by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), and is designed to gather valuable insight and ideas surrounding suicide prevention across Canada.

Community meetings or “conversation” will be hosted by MPs in each of Canada’s 308 ridings.

“308 Conversations is about bringing interested community members, associations and stakeholders together to share what’s working, where the gaps are when it comes to suicide prevention and what each of us can do to help,” said Bryan Hayes, MP. “We all have a role to play.”

Between May and September 2014, MPs from across Canada will invite local experts, service providers, healthcare providers, local police, teachers, social workers, service clubs, survivors, and community leadership, as well as interested citizens to discuss suicide prevention.

“308 Conversations is designed to gather valuable insight and ideas surrounding suicide prevention across Canada, with the goal of sharing the best ideas, and working together to create lasting solutions that will serve our communities,” said Louise Bradley, CEO of the MHCC.

“The Mental Health Commission of Canada will gather the results of these meetings to produce a working community model that can be shared as a resource for communities across Canada. At the same time, Canadians will also learn new information on the actions and initiatives taking place in their own communities."

The meeting will take place on September 10, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Centre – 3rd Floor Russ Ramsay Room

To RSVP, please call Sherry Frechette 705-941-2900

For more information on 308conversations, please visit: www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/308conversations

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