120 Minute Challenge
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120 Minute Challenge

Will You Do 120 Minutes for Your Mental Health? It's so easy to enter to win $150 Gift Card!

Balancing the tasks of everyday life – work, parenting, caregiving – is hard. We are coming out of a long period of difficulty and uncertainty, it has been stressful and, for many, the effects are still ongoing. The idea of taking even a few minutes to practice healthy coping techniques can feel like just another chore.

But looking after yourself is especially important when you’re struggling. Self-care is about self-preservation. It’s a necessity, not an indulgence.

A self-care task should not be big or difficult - it needs simplicity. That is what this challenge is all about. Simple 15 minute ideas to help you feel better.

  1. During the October Mental Health Week (October 10-16, 2022), take a minimum of 15 minutes a day to focus on your own mental wellbeing. Can do alone or with friends/family.
  2. Check out some of the ideas on how to do this below.
  3. At the end of the week, answer the question below and email your name to FCSS@devon.ca by midnight, Monday, October 17, 2022.

This is open to any Devon resident or families who have a child registered at a Devon school.

You can enter individually, or as a family. Each entry must answer the question and send an individual email. Multiple entries per household allowed - age 13+ (e.g. if all members of the household take part, anyone over 13 can send in an entry for the gift card draw)

Participants will be entered to win a $150 gift card of your choice (subject to certain restrictions). 

Eligible entries will be randomly drawn no later than October 22.


As a result of participating in this challenge, I / we/ my family found it easy to spend at least 15 minutes a day focusing on mental wellbeing and will continue this practice:

Agree    Somewhat Agree    Neutral    Somewhat Disagree    Disagree

Suggested Activities:

  • Connect with someone outside your household - a phone call or a visit can make the world of difference
  • Get outside and enjoy the seasonal changes - breathe deeply and listen to the sounds around you
  • Register for one or more of the activities in Devon for Canadian Mental Health Week 
  • Have a mindful meal - focus on all the texture, flavours, smells etc. 
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee
  • Read a poem, a devotional, a story, an old letter
  • Find a 15 minute meditation or yoga routine online
  • Write in a journal - think about three things that you are grateful for
  • Take a power nap
  • Start on a playlist of music
  • Try to take the 15 minutes at a consistent time
  • Do a Virtues acknowledgement for yourself or someone else
  • Do a jigsaw, a crossword, Suduko, Wordle, Heardle

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