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Teens on P.E.I. mobilize around breaking mental health stigma

July 24, 2018

A group of youth on Prince Edward Island have taken the task of reducing stigma around mental health into their own hands, and are hosting an awareness and fundraising event to support youth mental health at the Charlottetown Inn and Conference Centre. The event, dubbed “Soul Sisters,” is meant to empower the community to end…

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MHCC Youth Council video “Food for thought”

July 23, 2018

Check out this video, developed by the 2016-17 Youth Council of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (in collaboration with Mike Hachey Productions, with visuals inspired by Sam Bradd) called Food for thought: A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice. This video “attempts to break down what youth see as some of the core principles of…

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Happy Birthday to the ACCESS EO Péninsule acadienne team!

July 6, 2018

The ACCESS EO Péninsule acadienne team from Caraquet, NB organized a great event this past June 27th to celebrate one year of the ACCESS Open Minds project in their community. The event was well-attended, including almost one hundred participating youth, family members and carers, as well as many local partners. The youth participants gave a…

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ACCESS OM & Kids Help Phone – Partnering for faster, better and easier access to services for youth in Canada

June 22, 2018

For over 2 years, ACCESS Open Minds and Kid’s Help Phone have been partnering to ensure youth living in communities offering ACCESS OM services, are provided with the information they need to get in person help, right away, if they need it. To learn more about this groundbreaking partnership check out the 2017 Kid’s Help Phone…

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Mental health crisis line launched Nipissing, Muskoka, Parry Sound regions

June 15, 2018

In the Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound regions of Ontario, service providers have partnered to offer a resource for children, youth, their parents and caregivers who need support through the launching of a new hotline. The toll-free number is 1-844-287-9072 (learn more here, Somewhere To Turn), and it offers greater accessibility to services and support for youth…

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Events

Montréal Walks for Mental Health – Sunday, October 14

September 10, 2018

SickKids Inaugural Mindfulness Research Symposium

September 4, 2018

10th New Brunswick Health Research Conference

August 29, 2018

Film screening of “I’m Okay” & Panel on mental health

August 23, 2018

Toronto’s Mental Wellness Seminar (August 25)

August 23, 2018

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