The Canadian Mental Health Association is now accepting nominations for its Central Region Heroes Luncheon.

To be held at Portage's Boston Pizza on October 5th, the luncheon is to raise awareness of mental illness while celebrating the victories of those who live with it.

CMHA Regional Manager Leisa Miness says they're looking for nominations in five different categories: individual, friend or family, mental health professional, volunteer, and organization or business. The deadline for nominations is September 8th.

Nomination forms and tickets to the luncheon are available from the CMHA office on Saskatchewan Avenue in Portage.