UVic club hosts benefit concert for mental health

Music Makers and Stigma Shakers: A Benefit Concert to Break the Silence on Mental Illness to the Alix Goolden Hall Thursday

The UVic Mental Health Awareness Club brings Music Makers and Stigma Shakers: A Benefit Concert to Break the Silence on Mental Illness to the Alix Goolden Hall Thursday.

The club works to promote mental health awareness on campus and in the community.

Radio celebrity Jon Williams will MC event to raise funds and awareness for two local charities, NEED 2 Suicide Prevention, Education, and Support, and the Victoria branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society.

Four local bands will perform: Kytami, Carmanah, Sam Weber, and Hawk & Steel. The event will also feature speakers from NEED 2 and BCSS Victoria to help raise awareness and educate the audience about mental health.

Doors to the April 2 benefit concert open at 6:45 p.m. and the show runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

 

Tickets are $25 in advance (at Lyle’s Place, through Eventbrite, or by contacting uvicmentalhealth@gmail.com) and will be $30 at the door.

 

 

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