MindFULL: A Candid Conversation on Women’s Mental Health - United Way Alberta Capital Region
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MindFULL: A Candid Conversation on Women’s Mental Health

April 18 @ 5:30 pm


 Let’s get real about women’s mental health  

Women’s mental health is a multi-faceted landscape. Messages bombard women daily, dictating how they should look and act, what they should eat, how they should age — all while pressuring them to do it all, and do it BETTER. It’s time to reject the tired notion that women can preserve their mental wellbeing by practicing self-care alone.  

Instead, let’s be mindful of the real issues. Mindful of the barriers to women’s wellbeing. Mindful of how we can lift each other up and what we can do to create a lasting impact.   


Join Women United for MindFULL: A Candid Conversation on Women’s Mental Health as we: 

  • Explore the nuanced landscape of women’s mental health issues to understand how these challenges create unique barriers to their overall wellbeing and success.  
  • Learn how United Way’s Women United initiative helps local women and girls access opportunities, programs, resources, and services that meaningfully and positively impact their wellbeing. 
  • Celebrate the impact Women United supporters have had in the lives of local women over the past year.  

Get ready for an evening of empowerment, education, and connection. Together, let’s navigate the intricacies of women’s mental health and ensure every woman has the support she needs to thrive.


Free On-Site Childcare

To ensure this event is as barrierfree and accessible as possible, United Way will be offering on-site childcare to parents who wish to attend. If you require childcare during this event, please indicate during registration checkout. 


Meet the Speakers

Matricia Bauer

Matricia Bauer is the visionary leader of Warrior Women — a mother-daughter drumming group rooted in tradition.

Matricia, also known as Isko-achitaw waciy (She Who Moves Mountains), has travelled all over the world as an ambassador of Indigenous tourism and was recently a TED Talk presenter in New York. She is a renowned speaker, drummer, singer, artist, and certified guide known for leading plant walks in the Rocky Mountains.

Matricia also appeared on APTN as the winner of Bears’ Lair Season 1 and as a host for Back to Roots Season 2.  

Brandi Gruninger

Brandi Gruninger is a psychologist, mother, feminist, and lover of dogs, fashion, and cheese. For over a decade, she has owned and directed Evolution Psychology, serving Sherwood Park and St. Albert communities.  

Brandi’s passion lies in women’s mental health, including body image, eating disorders, motherhood, perfectionism, adolescence, abusive relationships, trauma, and the impact of social media. She dedicates herself to mentoring new psychologists and presenting on various topics in the community, with a special focus on women’s issues. 

Tanaura Seon 

Tanaura Seon is a dedicated advocate for mental health and community well-being. With over a decade of experience as a speaker for United Way, she has passionately promoted various causes aimed at improving lives and fostering resilience.

In her spare time, Tanaura is a long-term volunteer with the Canadian Mental Health Association, dedicating her time and expertise to those who need it most. She has made a profound impact on the lives of many.


Thought Provoking Activities 

Indigenous Tea Experience – ‘Tawaw Nihty’

Engage all of your senses in a serene and mindful Indigenous Tea Experience with Matricia Bauer. Embrace the medicinal, herbal, and organic essence of Tawaw Nihty, a time-honored tradition of connecting with plant relatives and healing. Discover a new perspective on tea with roots deeply embedded in Indigenous herbology.

DIY Wellness Toolkit Station

Create a personalized 5 Senses Grounding Toolkit to support your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Choose items that resonate with you and take home a specially curated card that explains the 5 Senses Grounding technique to refer to in times of need.

Intention Setting Space 

Reflect on what you’ve learned throughout the event and take some time in the Intention Setting Space to focus your purpose, with the help of Melody Cesar from Tulia Counselling and Consulting. 

Refreshments & Networking

Interactive Networking Reception

Forge meaningful connections with community-minded changemakers who share a commitment to women’s mental health, social justice, and equity. 

Delicious Food

Savour each bite of a light and tasty meal catered by Carved & Crafted by Chartwells. 

Help Tackle Period Poverty!

Bring a package of unopened menstrual products to the event for donation to United Way’s Period Promise collection drive. Donated items will be distributed to community members in need with the help of our frontline agency partners. Monetary donations will also be accepted.



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April 18
5:30 pm
Event Category:


Women United
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