Mind the Heart teamed up with barbers in Ottawa and Gatineau/Hull to raise awareness on mental health issues in men at risk of/living with heart disease. In June 2016 we ran several kiosks, distributed promotional articles and talked to men at the following barber shops :
18 juin : Barbier de l’Outaouais, 4 rue Orléans, Gatineau http://www.lebarbier.ca
24 juin: Phresh Men’s salon, 3098 Carling ave. Ottawa. http://phresh.ca/
25 juin : Barbier Paris, 34 Boul. Mont-Bleu, Local 3, Gatineau. http://www.barbierparis.ca
On June 22nd, 2016, the public was invited to attend the Mind the Heart first Health Fair at the Montfort Hospital Auditorium.
The event featured several kiosks associated with cardiovascular and mental health risk factors and how to prevent them ( e.g. the Ottawa Diabetes Education program, Programme d’abandon du tabac de l’Institut de Cardiologie de l’Université d’Ottawa et de l’Hôpital Montfort, Mental Health, Yoga, wellness etc.) More than 200 people attended the event.