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Mental Health Programs Supporting Youth

Mental Health Programs Supporting Youth

Choose either a virtual (Zoom) or in-person class format.

Adults Supporting Youth Mental Health Awareness – The Fundamentals

An introduction to mental health with a focus on the key issues facing youth today. Learn how to recognize the signs that a young person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being, as well as how to support and communicate effectively with young people.

  • Introduction to Mental Health and Reducing Stigmas
  • Learn key factors affecting one’s mental health
  • Understanding Mental Health on a Continuum
  • Exploring Common Mental Health issues
  • Importance of Linking Youth to Key Supports
  • ACTION Model for Providing Support

Adults Supporting Youth Mental Health First Aid

A deeper look into the key issues facing youth today, along with exploring practical strategies for communicating effectively and how to apply the ACTION model to support a young person in crisis.

  • Understanding Mental Health on a Continuum
  • Recognizing the Signs of a Decline in Mental Health
  • Exploring Common Mental Health Issues
  • How to Communicate Effectively with a Young Person
  • Scenario-Based Learning
  • How to Link Youth to Key Supports
  • ACTION Model for Providing First Aid and Ongoing Support

Youth Supporting Peers

An introduction to mental health, exploring some of the stigma and key issues that youth are facing today.  An interactive approach is used to engage youth in discussing common issues, and learning how to seek help and support one another in crisis.

  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Building Awareness around Stigma
  • Mental Health on a Continuum
  • How to Have a Conversation Regarding Mental Health
  • Scenario-Based Learning
  • What to Do if a Friend or Peer is in Distress
  • Building Resiliency with Self Care

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize signs that a young person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being
  • Communicate effectively with young people
  • Apply the ACTION Model for Providing Mental Health First Aid
  • Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery to improved mental well-being
  • Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis situation
  • Check-in with one’s own mental well-being and act as needed

Looking out for our Youth and supporting their mental as well as their physical health can be a key building block for their success in life.

Mental health awareness and support can create the foundation for a young person’s education, movement into occupational roles, healthy habits, forming of key social relationships, and overall enjoyment of life.

Just like with physical health, it is important mental health is promoted at an early stage in life. Due to its significant role in our overall wellbeing, its important to take a proactive approach and that any problems or concerns are both detected and supported as early as possible.

Our programs are designed to provide you with the information and tools to help support someone who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being.

Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge to better enable you to support a family member or friend or would like to ensure you have the necessary tools to help support any youth you may be interacting with, we have a program to meet your needs.

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Mental Health Programs Supporting Youth

70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.

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