Photo: Summer by Flavijus
Can you believe that summer is already in full swing?
For the rest of the summer, we’ll be sharing tips and information on summer wellness - including the healing power of nature, exercise and food. We'll share research about yoga, mindfulness meditation, and the importance of sleep. We'll take you on a tour of healing green spaces at CAMH, and invite you to join our Running Free
running club. Stay tuned, and follow along on Twitter with #camhSummer
Wellness tip 1: Come visit the Sunshine Garden!
Do you know that CAMH has a Sunshine Garden? During the summer, CAMH client volunteers grow a variety of organic vegetables, herbs and native plants, compost food and garden waste and learn canning and cooking skills to preserve and enjoy the harvest.
Participants gain valuable skills in a safe and supportive environment and are able to take home delicious, freshly harvested organic produce.
You can support the Sunshine Garden by purchasing organic veggies (many heirloom varieties) and herbs. Money you spend on produce goes back to support the program. During the winter, CAMH clients work in the onsite greenhouse where they raise seedlings and participate in a variety of workshops on all aspects of organic gardening, vermicomposting and growing food.
Get your organic veggies from the Sunshine Garden
Come visit: The Sunshine Garden is open during the summer on Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Shop at the veggie stall: Monday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting) (at the Southwest corner of Queen Street West and Gordon Bell Road)
Want to to volunteer? Open to all CAMH clients - contact firstname.lastname@example.org (416) 460-0308
Wellness tip 2: Take care with your drinking
It's summer and we want everyone to have fun, but that means taking care. Why not check out Canada's Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (pdf)? We also have 10 tips for party hosting to help keep you and your loved ones safe and sound.
Download our new app: For those who want to keep track of how much they drink, or when they drink, Saying When is a new, mobile version of a program that has helped many people bring their drinking under control over the last 20 years.
Saying When is available on the Apple store
The mobile app includes Canada’s low risk drinking guidelines, a self-assessment, personalized goals and a dashboard with step by step directions. The app is not designed for people with serious drinking problems, but it does provide links to reputable resources if additional help is needed.
If you, or someone you care about, are having problems related to drinking, Saying When can help.