This was the second year that Cessford was successful in receiving a community grant. To read about Cessford’s first year grant, click here.
A small hamlet like Cessford had very limited services, so community participation in mental health is instrumental in the community’s well-being. This is why one focus of their project is on building the capacity of community members through presentations, workshops, and events to better support each other in times of distress. Social connection and stigma reduction are addressed through the ongoing support of a Mental Health Street Guide that provides guidance on how to check in on someone’s well-being and provides resource options.