Mental Health Connecticut hosts various events across Connecticut to advocate, educate, and serve our community.
As Mental Health Connecticut’s annual fundraiser, the Art of Wellbeing explores the various ways in which art impacts mental health, contributes to well being, and promotes recovery. While showcasing local artists who have used the arts to promote mental health for the benefit of themselves and their communities, this event also brings together individuals across the state under the common mission of improving mental health for all CT residents.
“The Art of Wellbeing is a great way to raise awareness and empower those who feel stigmatized by being mentally ill, thereby emphasizing MHC’s mission. The personal stories shared by the speakers were very powerful.” – Art of Wellbeing attendee.
Past artists have included actor Joe Pantoliano, television host and author Wes Moore, author Paul Gionfriddo, nationally touring musician Meg Hutchinson, and comedians at Artreach. By sharing their personal stories of how mental health has impacted their lives, the arts opens a new and relatable dialogue, connecting the audience to the raw and inspiring experiences the artists share. “If I were to sum up this event in one word it would be, ‘Up-lifting’.” – Art of Wellbeing attendee.
Mental health affects everyone, and mental health conditions are real, common, and treatable. The Art of Wellbeing brings together supporters of mental wellness to raise funds and awareness to further the mission and values of Mental Health Connecticut. Together we will make a difference.
To learn about our most recent Art of Well Being: Laughing for Good, click here.
wellbeing at work
Wellbeing at Work is a traveling workshop which addresses the importance of supporting employee’s mental health and wellness to achieve a more productive work place, increase retention rates, and boost employee morale.
1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year and according to recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO), 15-30% of employees will experience a mental health problem in the course of their working lives. MHC is here to help the business community by offering Wellbeing at Work. Business leaders and employees in attendance will walk away with the tools to create and maintain a mentally healthy work environment to boost morale, increase productivity, and assist employees who may be struggling with a mental health issue.
In celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October) members and staff of MHC’s rehabilitation resource center, the Independence Center (IC), gather together to promote health and wellness while raising awareness around mental health in the Greater Waterbury community. For over 20 years, the IC Walk has brought together MHC staff and clients for a walk around Waterbury’s downtown district and continues to show the community that with the support from staff and peers as well as active participation in program offerings, members can achieve recovery and better engage with their communities.
Please visit our webpage often for up-to-date information on upcoming events.
art of well being
The arts – including writing, poetry, music, painting, sculpture and drama – can be powerful contributors that promote overall health and wellness.
Mental Health Connecticut’s spring event focuses on wellbeing in the workplace as well as the methodology of wellbeing.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.