Jack Summit 2015 - Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, a proud Inspiration Sponsor
On February 27 and 28, 2015, over 200 young leaders from across Canada met in Toronto to develop innovative strategies to eliminate the stigma in mental health.
#JackSummit2015 is Canada's only national student-led mental health innovation summit.
The sponsorship supported all representatives from British Columbia to be further inspired, to transform how people across Canada think and talk about mental health.
Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation was a proud sponsor of the Summit, and continues to sponsor, Jack.org initiatives.
As Ginny Dennehy continue's to say, "Together we will make a difference."
Breathe Fore Life Scholarship Recipient
After much thought and deliberation, Ginny's choice for this year's scholarship was Nicole Walford.
She and her story is the one that hit home .... It seemed like she had so many similar struggles in life like Riley did ...her anxiety etc and then she fought through her "demons" and found happiness, but as important, Ginny saw that she truly wanted to make a difference and help others through her teachings. She will teach so many in ways that will help people understand that life is about the choices that you make, not necessarily the "things" that you have. Ginny believes in choosing such things as "hope" you can carry on and you can make a difference.
Kelty Mental Resource Centre opens in the Hope Centre at Lion's Gate Hospital
Kerry and Ginny cutting the ribbon in celebration of the opening of a second Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. This Resource Centre is part of the brand new 78M HOpe Centre, at Lions Gate Hospital on Vancouver's North Shore.
Kerry Dennehy comments, "The HOpe Centre is a fabulous mental health facility , a beacon, an inspiring model really for others to copy worldwide in the year's to come. Kelty's name won't be forgotten and his spirit lives on in a place where sufferers can come forward for help, without fear of shame or stigma.
Ginny and I share this with you, not only out of love and pride for that great kid of ours who so many of you knew, but because you are the one's that have helped us to this point in so many ways. Thank you."
Ker and Gin
The Foundation has recently donated another 500k toward another new 96m mental health centre on the grounds of VGH to be completed in 2017.
$40,000 Donation to Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
Kerry and Ginny Dennehy presenting a $40,000 cheque to Ian Ross, Executive Director of the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC.
This donation provides secure funding for the Stigma Awareness & Suicide Prevention Program: "Reducing Stigma, Building Resiliency and Saving Lives." With this funding, 400 interactive, "youth friendly workshops" will take place this year in high schools aimed at reducing stigma associated with suicide and mental health. 10,000 secondary school students will be reached.
Stigma spreads fear and misinformation, perpetuates stereotypes and prevents many young people from accessing the early intervention that is critical.
Over the past 10years, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation has provided the Crisis Centre with critical funding enabling them to confidentially engage with youth at no cost, 24hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kelty's Sandbox sponsored by The Kelty Dennehy Foundation
On Saturday, August 16th from 10-6, The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation is sponsoring the World's Largest Sandbox event, raising money and awareness for children's mental health. The event will be held at Second Beach in Stanley Park and will create a community space where people can come out, have fun, and learn more about the importance of this issue. "Passage Give" along with the Foundation want to encourage Vancouver to better understand mental health and how it affects all of us.
Oh yeah, there will also be a sand castle competition, a bouncy castle, mini golf and more! Come on out and play with us.
Location: Ceperley Field, Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm