On September 13, 2023, Hradec Králové experienced a heartwarming and enlightening event Co mě hodí do klidku organized by the RAC HK and Prostor Pro. Slukovy sady, a beautiful park, served as the perfect backdrop for a day filled with activities and insights centered around mental health. The event, which ran from 10:00 to 18:00, drew over 1,000 participants, including numerous schools from the local community.
Rotaract's presence was a highlight of the day, where they set up a unique stand that allowed attendees to create anti-stress balls, pins, and magnets. These activities served not only as creative outlets but also as therapeutic exercises to manage stress effectively. It was a hands-on approach to mental health that resonated with the diverse crowd in attendance.
The festival offered a diverse range of mental health-related activities, focusing on stress and anger management and even encouraging participants to create their own "KPZ" (krabička poslední záchrany), a valuable tool for handling challenging emotional moments. The influence of popular social media personality Klára (@holkazblazince) and the melodious notes of singer Sharlota further added depth to the event, emphasizing that mental health awareness can be both educational and entertaining.
An underlying theme throughout the event was the power of collaboration. Rotaract worked closely with Prostor Pro to make Co mě hodí do klidku a resounding success. The generous support from RC HK and Oasa Medical Czech, in providing financial resources for renting the stage highlighted the significance of corporate and community partnerships, we are also thankful to all other sponsors. The event wasn't just about the organizers; it was a testament to what can be achieved when different organizations, individuals, and the community unite for a common cause. Co mě hodí do klidku event left Hradec Králové with a deeper understanding of mental health and the knowledge that together, we can create positive change.