Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches across Ontario are encouraging their local communities to share positive messages of support for one another through the #SignsofSupport social media campaign as a way to keep spirits high amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initiated by CMHA York and South Simcoe Branch, #SignsofSupport started with that branch’s staff members holding pictures filled with messages of encouragement to help others through this difficult time.
Now, CMHA Ottawa is looking to our community to help spread positivity. Here are the steps to create your Sign of Support:
- Print out these templates or use a blank sheet of paper to write a message of hope or a tip for the public to help them through this difficult time. If you are using a blank sheet of paper, write #SignsofSupport on the bottom right hand corner.
- Take a picture of yourself holding the sign.
- Share the picture on social media and tag us on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to share your message on as many channels as you wish. If you don’t have social media, you can also send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it for you.
- Encourage your friends to participate and keep checking back for more signs of support!
Let’s build each other up during this difficult time by sharing positive messages of encouragement and connection on social media. Every photo matters!