Self-Aware for Self-Care – Fall Education Conference – October 21, 2021

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6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Mental Health advocate, educator and researcher, Anita David for a workshop that will address the importance of mental health.  This workshop will challenge you to look within and discover what you need to maintain your mental health and wellness while simply “living life”. This is your opportunity to build self-awareness and explore self-care in an authentic way that works for you.

This workshop will require:

  • Active participation by having an open mind for self-reflection and new ideas
  • Paper and pen for journal exercises and to jot down ideas
  • A willingness to share your thoughts with others in small group zoom rooms

Learning Objectives:

  • What is mental health and why is it important?
  • Look at self-care as an essential holistic part of mental health and wellness.
  • Explore self -care in the context of what it authentically means to you.
  • Discover mindfulness as a tool for focus, managing anxiety and stress.

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Anita David


Anita discovered her passion and purpose through her work in mental health advocacy, education and research. She is a certified Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator (Copeland Centre for Wellness and Recovery) which focuses on self-awareness and building a self-care plan to support wellness, illness, recovery and maintenance. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid facilitator with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, where she teaches participants about mental health, mental illness and how to be the first line of support in a crisis.

As a Community Based Research Associate and Patient Partner, Anita works on numerous research projects and committees with community organizations, universities, and health authorities in British Columbia. She is a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Hallway Group, a lived experience committee who advises and supports the strategic initiatives of the organization to support the mental health of all Canadians. Although Anita is extremely busy, she makes time for self-care including cuddling with her cat named Caaaaaat, stretching her imagination by writing and improv theatre, and finding balance through yoga and meditation.