Break the Stigma for Families
Break the Stigma Around Mental Health by Riding a Bike

Past Events

Lakefront Trail Chicago

Lakefront Trail Chicago

Date: 17 October 2019

Place: Chicago, The United States of America

Description: Supported by The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a Break the Stigma for Families group cycled along Chicago's famed Lakefront Trail. The trail takes bikers right alongside the beautiful Lake Michigan.

Break the Stigma for Families Chicago

Break the Stigma for Families Chicago

Date: 13 October 2019

Place: Chicago & Wisconsin, The United States of America

Description: Break the Stigma for Families Chicago was scheduled to coincide with the start of the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), an international congress that took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Several cycling events were organised to raise awareness.

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championship

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championship

Date: 11-15 September 2019

Place: Emmen, The Netherlands

Description: The UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships are the world championships for road cycling where athletes with a physical disability compete, organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). We were given the opportunity to meet the Mexican Team and hold a public lecture about Break the Stigma for Families at the event (see last picture).

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Date: 10 September 2019

Place: Assen, The Netherlands

Description: Break the Stigma for Families cycled on World Suicide Prevention Day to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

Public BtSfF Lectures - Fact Conference

Public BtSfF Lectures - Fact Conference

Date: 05 & 06 June 2019

Place: Assen, The Netherlands

Description: GGZ Drenthe organised the FACTIVAL, a festival where patients, families, and mental health professionals came together to raise awareness for mental health problems. The Fact Conference addressed the following themes: destigmatisation, inclusion and recovery.

World Bicycle Day (UN)

World Bicycle Day (UN)

Date: 03 June 2019

Place: Beilen, The Netherlands

Description: We celebrated World Bicycle Day at the Department of Family Psychiatry in Beilen. The event was organised by Iedereen op Fietse.

Why Celebrate the Bicycle? The bicycle can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport; The synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment;

Sport Debate with DAAT

Sport Debate with DAAT

Date: 12 April 2019

Place: Assen, The Netherlands

Description: The first European Sport Debate was held in the Drents Museum in Assen. The event was organised by Drenthe Beweegt (Drenthe Moves) and supported by Kenniscentrum Sport and NOCNSF.

European Community of Sport Opening

European Community of Sport Opening

Date: 18 January 2019

Place: TT Circuit Assen, The Netherlands

Description: Opening Ceremony: "Drenthe European Community of Sport 2019". The event aimed to reach out to a wide range of participants and organisations.

UCI Bike City Forum - Milan

UCI Bike City Forum - Milan

Date: 14 November 2018

Place: Milan, Italy

Description: Break the Stigma for Families was represented at the first UCI Bike City Forum. For more information, use the following link: https://www.uci.org/news/2018/first-uci-bike-city-forum-to-be-hosted-at-pirelli-headquartes

Cycling Through Emmen

Cycling Through Emmen

Date: 21 July 2018

Place: Emmen, The Netherlands

Description The mayor of Emmen, Cecil Prins-Aardema, Andrés Martin, relatives, families, and other supporters of the initiative cycled through Drenthe. Everyone wore a Break the Stigma for Families T-shirt to show their support and raise awareness.

Launching Break the Stigma for Families

Launching Break the Stigma for Families

Date: 20 July 2018

Place: Velodrome Assen, The Netherlands

Description: The Break the Stigma for Families campaign was launched by Cecil Prins-Aardema and Andrés Martin with the support of the youth cycling team. Henk Jumelet, the representative of the province of Drenthe, spoke at the opening ceremony at the Velodrome in Assen.