My name is Diane Levesque, I chose to get involved with LÉveil de Brome-Missisquoi after receiving socio-professional services to better manage my anxiety at work. I was amazed by the dynamic team, by the welcome and the non-judgment. In addition, socio-professional services are, in my opinion, a necessity in the community and are unique in the health network. Nowhere else exists this kind of service for job retention related to mental health and recovery. L’Éveil for me is more than a service, it is also a support group and a membership group. Finally, I would like to say thank you all the members, the team and the other volunteers. Together, we make this organism unique and alive. Thank you!
I am a 45 year old woman. I have been part of the l’Éveil for several years. Why do I want to be part of the board? This is a cause close to my heart. I want to get things done. I want to make people aware so that they no longer have taboos and shame when talking about mental health, because everyone has a mental health. It is thanks to the l’Éveil that I am better. Especially thanks to the Tuesday afternoon workshops.
“I offer my time as a volunteer because it is important to me to give back to my community. L’Éveil was a very supportive resource for me at one point in my life, so I am happy to participate in decisions and discussions surrounding its continuity. Mental health is in my opinion an integral facet of the well-being of a society, so I find it important to get involved in order to help make this cause more visible”.
Béatrice Touchette, member of the Board of Directors
« For a long time I have had the desire to help people, to make a difference around me. Life is a long road strewn with pitfalls… and no one knows in advance what and when these challenges will arise. The presence of such an organization is essential in our society and we must encourage people to ask for help when they feel the need. Mental health has long been a taboo subject. Fortunately, little by little we manage to sensitize the population. The human being will never cease to impress me, the strength of each and everyone, but above all the strength that we all have together. You have to allow yourself to hope and above all to dare to believe in yourself. ».
I grew up in the Eastern Townships, I had the chance to live in a very beautiful environment. Thus, it is essential for me to contribute to the development of our community and to the well-being of people. L’Éveil makes it possible to achieve these two objectives by directly helping people who are experiencing mental health difficulties with an approach that aims to ensure that these people continue to develop and contribute to their community. Do not hesitate to contact us!