become a community champion

Each year we ask for help in raising awareness of children’s mental health needs and enhancing our community outreach efforts.

Sign up to be a Community Champion here.

For questions about Community Champions, please contact Beth Hess at bhess@mdcoalition.org or 443-741-8669.

Partner with the Campaign

The Maryland Coalition of Families and the Mental Health Association of Maryland have initiated a “Call to Action” to all stakeholders, requesting your participation in and support of this project. Please consider having your agency join our campaign. By establishing partnerships with stakeholders and other concerned organizations, recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week will be increased and enhanced.

View a list of CMHM 2017 Community Champions.

We invite your organization to join as a Community Champion to make this year’s Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign the most successful and wide-reaching yet. Only through partnership with organizations like yours can the campaign reach a diverse audience of families, caregivers, educators, and providers through many different channels.

Community Champion Tasks

While each group has its own communication tools and target populations, we are asking Community Champions to commit to the following tasks:

  1. Add our Campaign “Tagline” below your name to every email you send. Suggested tagline: “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 6 – 12, 2018! Visit www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org for more information.”
  2. Share the news of the Campaign with your population via email, press release, newsletter article, etc.
  3. Provide a prominent link to www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org on your website from now through May 2018, using the CMHM logo
  4. Distribute Campaign items and brochures at related conferences, fairs, offices, or wherever you normally distribute materials
  5. Connect via social media. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Additional Ideas

Some ideas for additional methods to reach Maryland families about the importance of children’s mental health are below. Let us know what tasks your organization can do:

  • Write a letter to the editor about the importance of children’s mental health in your community
  • Hold an Open House during May to support the Campaign and raise awareness
  • Encourage others to join the Campaign (send requests to Beth Hess at bhess@mdcoalition.org)
  • Tweet about the Campaign
  • Post a link to the Campaign website on Facebook
  • Identify a local community event and staff a booth with Campaign materials
  • Proudly display your Campaign materials
  • Partner with a local business to advertise Children’s Mental Health Awareness
  • Ask your staff to wear green wristbands every day during the campaign
  • Post a sign in your reception area about Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and have brochures available
  • Let us know if you have ideas to add to this list and we’ll share them with the other partners. We encourage creativity!

You can join by completing the form to your right or 2018 Community Champions Form and sending it back to us.

Community Champion Resources

CMHM Community Champions Graphic

Community Champion Graphic

CMHM Awareness Week Cover Photo

Awareness Week Cover Photo 

CMHM Community Champion Cover Photo

Community Champion Cover Photo