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Check out this open mic event for mental health in Kelowna

Share your mental health story and be inspired by others at this free open mic night at Spaces in the Innovation Centre.

Spaces Innovation and You Are Collective presents Safe Spaces, an open mic mental health night on November 28th from 5-7 pm.

You Are Collective is a local mental health awareness company using apparel and lived experience as its vehicle for awareness.

The company has raised more than $2,000 for mental health services through events and apparel sales over the last year.

“Young professionals ages 20+ in BC are experiencing a decrease in overall mental well-being while many, including entrepreneurs, are unable to get the care they need due to monetary or accessibility reasons,” says You Are Collective.

“Spaces and You Are Collective is looking forward to teaming up for this first-time event to bring more awareness to free resources and access to a safe, nonjudgmental community.”

Community members are invited to come out and be as creative as they like in sharing their tips, stories, and experiences, whether it’s in the form of a poem, a song, or a monologue.

Local comedian, Paige Mathison to help kick off the night.

Doors open at 5 pm, and each contributor will be given roughly five minutes to share their story.

If open mic isn't your thing, audience members are encouraged to come to show their support, engage in conversations about mental health, and browse You Are Collective's new apparel collection.

You Are Collective hopes that the open mic will become a regular series by collaborating with local businesses and venues.

Spaces is located in the Kelowna Innovation Centre at 460 Doyle Avenue.

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