Our horse Ned from Spruce Meadows (part of the Leg Up program), has become quite knowledgeable after having spent some time with us at here at CSP. He has developed a passion for mental health and would like to share his newly founded expertise with everyone.  

*NEDTalks Transcript*

Hay Everyone,

Today I’m here to talk to you about the importance of good
mental health!

I’ve come from Spruce Meadows and I’ve recently been
spending time with the good folks at the Centre for Suicide Prevention.

While I don’t prefer the indoor office life, I have been
learning a lot.

For my NEDTalk, I’ll give you a rundown of what I’ve learned
about being mentally healthy so far:

  • Go outside! Roam free in the wilderness, fresh
    air is good for the soul
  • Trot around your neighbourhood, a walk is a
    great way to reflect and relax
  •  Meet up at a hay stack with some buddies to chew
    some grub… your friends will always be there for you to hear what you nay… or
  • Jump some hurdles… or do other human-type
    exercises like running. Exercise is great for your physical and mental health.
  • Go fishing at Spruce Meadows, they have new
    rainbow trout. Fishing is a great reflective exercise and a good way to spend
    time with family.

There are lots of things you can do to take your mental
health into your own hooves… or hands. You might not even realize the many
little things you do every day that help you build good mental health.