Noodlebox staff, and Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island board members and staff gather to watch CMHA Mid Island board chairwoman Maria Gomes accept a $2,761 cheque from NoodleboxPort Place general manager Terry Alfred. (Photo submitted)

Restaurant uses its noodles to help with mental health

Noodlebox Port Place raises $2,761 for Canadian Mental Health Association’s local chapter

Lunches at Noodlebox earlier this fall helped support important mental health programming.

Charity day at Noodlebox on Sept. 20 raised $2,761 for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mid Island chapter.

The local mental health association chapter said the money will go toward suicide prevention workshops and pilots of two new programs called Living Life to the Full for youths and older adults.

“Growing up I personally dealt with depression for many years,” said Terry Alfred, manager of Noodlebox Port Place, in a press release. “Unfortunately, at the time I wasn’t aware of programs being offered by CMHA to help with mental health issues. So being able to help a cause such as CMHA and raise awareness to the public that they are here to help is fantastic.”

The Live Life to the Full course consists of eight 90-minute sessions meant to introduce participants to techniques that can help them reduce stress, boost their mood, improve their motivation and problem-solving skills, and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.

For more information, click here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City reviewing plans for huge Sandstone project in south Nanaimo

Seacliff Properties says it’s been told to be ready for a public hearing this fall

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

COVID-19 isn’t cancelling this year’s Tour de Rock

Alumni riders will cycle relay sections in their own communities

POLL: Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?

Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?… Continue reading

Trail proposed to connect Cedar and Yellow Point

Regional director says project fits with active transportation goals

POLL: Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?

Can B.C. hold a provincial election safely during a pandemic?… Continue reading

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Nanaimo RCMP community policing needs a few good volunteers

Volunteers needed to help Nanaimo RCMP and city deliver crime prevention and safety programs

Protesters march in Nanaimo, calling for greater protection of forests and watersheds

March for the Forests happened downtown on Friday afternoon

City of Nanaimo begins project planning for multimillion-dollar public works yard upgrades

Councillors vote to reallocate $200,000 to develop architectural concepts and cost estimates

Nanaimo residents ticketed for putting out garbage bins the night before pickup

Conservation officers say they issued seven tickets this week, as warnings weren’t having an impact

Most Read