On September 30th, The Step Above Stigma team sold socks at Run With Me; an event which is held annually in MacDonald Park. The event included a 5km walk/run that promoted change in the way people perceive those with mental illness. "It focuses on the correlation between exercise and its positive effects on the emotional state of an individual." - Run With Me. Their hope is to encourage the Queen's and kingston community to help improve the future surrounding mental illness. For more information please check out the link below.
During frosh week 2017 at Queen’s University, the Step Above Stigma team greeted Queen’s new students at Queen’s in the park. This event gave students the opportunity to learn about all the clubs that Queen’s has to offer. We were able to create awareness about our organization and discuss the importance of mental health related issues with students and faculty. We had approximately 150 individuals who were interested in joining our team and we can not wait to welcome them to such a great cause!
In March 2017, the Step Above Stigma team sold green socks (the colour representative of mental health) to raise money for mental health organizations across Canada. With St. Patrick’s day being a big celebration across Canada, our goal was to get individuals to wear the socks to open conversation, challenge the stigma of mental health and to show some spirit.