Women and Wellness - some background

Women and Wellness® began as small kitchen meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick in remembrance of a beloved brother’s suicide from mental illness.

The women who attended shared a belief that much more could be done to support people dealing with mental illness and to educate the family members providing care.

The sobering statistic that one in five people will experience an episode of mental illness during their lives, inspired the group to initiate an annual Women and Wellness® evening.

Since its humble beginnings, the event has evolved into a national fundraiser for CMHA and over the past ten years the charity event has been celebrated coast to coast across Canada.

The events have proven enormously successful attracting 500 or more women participants to each evening.

Women and Wellness®, supported by a plethora of dedicated volunteers and generous business and corporate sponsors has raised $500,000 plus in donations.