15 Seconds 4 Change        


Feb 3rd to March 31st 2015

The contest is now over.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 15 seconds 4 change. The campaign received over 130 eligible entries, there many great submissions and it was a challenge for our contest team to pick winners!


First prize went to Laura Weston of Victoria, BC. Laura wins an iPad Air, along with a Speak Up gift bag. Her submission can be viewed at


“It only takes 15 seconds to check up where your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are and by checking in our daily mental health we can be sure that we are in a happy healthy place”.


Second prize went to Sarah Salmon of Abbotsford, BC. Sarah won an iPad mini and a Speak Up gift bag.


“We need to be more aware, more receptive, and more involved, in the change that is needed around our perception of mental health”.


Third prize went to Jolene Skawski of Surrey, BC. Jolene won an iPod Nano and a Speak Up gift bag.

“Changing the way we talk about mental health needs to start somewhere, I was very excited to see it happening over social media. We all need to take a moment to look at our own mental health and realize that we all experience it in some way or another”.


This contest was part of the 15 Seconds 4 Change "This is Mental Health" campaign. Speak Up wants youth to show how mental health is relevant to everyone. We need to recognize that our everyday mental health is  comprised of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours (TF&B) we experience and their effect on our lives. Our TF&B play an important role in whether we are flourishing or struggling or somewhere in between. 

We all deal with mental health.

There is no “us” versus “them.”


For information on the 15 Seconds 4 Change campaign, please visit Get Involved.


By entering the contest, participants grant Fraser Health permission to use, reproduce, publish, edit, and use the submission in whole or in part. 

Fraser Health reserves the right to cancel, the contest for any reason, including if, in the opinion of Fraser Health, the contest is not capable of running as originally planned.

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This contest is sponsored through a generous grant from Coast Capital Savings.













All of us have thoughts, feelings and behaviours (TF&B). How they affect us makes up our mental health.