In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olds College is pleased to announce May Mental Health Month. It is a month-long fundraiser in support of student mental health. The campaign will run from May 5th to 31st and with every dollar donated, one dollar will be matched by an anonymous donor.
96.5 CKFM spoke to Olds College's Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing Blayne Meek.
Aligning with Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity in emergency response to COVID-19 (May 5th), and Mental Health Week (May 4th to 10th), Olds College is looking to raise funds to support the Student Emergency Bursary Fund and student mental health initiatives.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed and in-person classes transitioned to online, student stress, anxiety and depression levels have increased, with 87 per cent of students indicating they felt the campus environment was an important support for their mental health. Olds College is dedicated to supporting students' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as always the health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority.
Please consider donating today! Stay tuned to Olds College Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information on how you can help support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.oldscollege.ca/about/news/2020/olds-college-launches-matching-campaign-in-support-of-student-mental-health/index.html