Change to Chill™, Girl Scouts team for de-stressing girls night

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 9/13/2017 — Allina Health's Change to Chill™ program and Girl Scouts River Valleys are joining to host a first of its kind overnight for girls in grades 7-12 to help them stress less. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Base Camp, Fort Snelling.

"We’re excited to offer this Change to Chill overnight for Girl Scouts, where they can meet other girls, talk about their stressors, and learn creative ways to reduce stress," said Hannah Gilbert, Program Coordinator, Girl Scouts River Valleys. "This event is a great way for girls to prepare for the school year ahead." 

Up to 200 girls will have the opportunity to chill with friends at this fun overnight event, learn stress-busting techniques, practice relaxing with mandalas and art journaling, and make their own calming aromatherapy mist to take home. They'll also get a chance to get an adrenaline rush on the high ropes and rock climbing, then wind-down with some yoga before bed.

"A recently conducted Community Health Needs Assessment identified a growing need for mental health support," said Susan Nygaard, Community Health Improvement Program manager, Allina Health. "Allina Health is taking action to address these issues and help teens turn adversity into action by creating Change to Chill™, a free online resource aimed at improving mental well-being for teens in the communities served by Allina Health."

Girl Scouts in grades 7-12 can attend. Girls who are not Girl Scouts can simply register as Girl Scouts and then register for the event.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.