Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We hosted a speaker event that discussed how stress affects the brain and how to manage stress to fellow university students at UOP as well as hold workshops on de-stressing. We hosted outdoor activity events with sports, relay races, and other fun activities. We handed out MHAC pins that reminded students to destress and relax throughout the day. They could post these pins onto their backpacks or shirts! We hosted a de-stress night event with painting and music to allow for students to socialize. We tried to promote awareness about mental health at all of these events through games and Kahoots.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- More Mindbogglers!
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Successful Aging & Your Brain
- Successful Aging & Your Brain Bookmark
- Brain Awareness Week Stickers
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Yes, it has helped tremendously! With the resources the DANA foundation provides, MHAC is able impact the community and spread awareness about mental health. We are also help students relax from their busy school schedule and de-stress for a few hours. While they are de-stressing, we spread information about mental health that they can then spread to others!
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
More fun activities for older patients!
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
I will follow DANA foundation on our official page right now!