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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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RIPAJ-Montréal celebrates summers, art, music

June 8, 2018

May 31, 2018: We all know the benefits of music on our overall health and mental health. And we also know that helping each other and working in solidarity can contribute towards wellness, too. This past May 31, a group of young musicians shared their musical talents and time to the employees and youth of the Chez Pops…

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In the Media and Events

Mike Weir launches drive for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site

August 12, 2019

Ulukhaktok youth can connect with their culture following rink transformation

August 6, 2019

Three cheers for the launch of the new youth space in Ulukhaktok!

July 11, 2019

Hot of the press: ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent 1 year anniversary in local news

June 4, 2019

How this Ontario program is changing the way we support youth mental health – TVO article

May 30, 2019

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