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RESOURCE: Canadian Youth Mental Health Fact Sheet

We have compiled a Canadian Youth Mental Health fact sheet to set the context for why we need to invest in Youth Mental Health now! View the full fact sheet here: https://bit.ly/2ZbU2R4 View the summary version of the fact sheet here: bit.ly/3eApDT1

Impacts of COVID-19 on ACCESS Open Minds Sites

Our network has adapted in the wake of the pandemic, and we have much to learn from each other. Following meetings with ACCESS Open Minds sites across Canada, we have created a short infographic identifying themes of impact and adaptations we have heard. You can also download the infographic here.

The Mike Weir Foundation meets $200,000 Chip In Challenge goal for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia-Lambton

We are so pleased to announce that the $200,000 fundraising goal has officially been met as a part of Mike’s Chip In Challenge for Mental Health and Addictions. The donations will be matched by the Mike Weir Foundation, for a combined total of $400,000 benefiting the ACCESS Open Minds Project in Sarnia-Lambton. “I am thrilled…

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ACCESS OM Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle site featured in Montreal Families

ACCESS OM Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle (DLL) was recently featured on the “Montreal Families” website. Montreal Families, a free monthly newspaper for parents and caregivers, recently showcased the work being done by ACCESS Open Minds. They specifically highlighted the work being done at the DLL site which includes art therapy, group counselling discussions, advice on managing symptoms, and other…

A new ACCESS OM space in downtown Sarnia!

It’s been a big week for ACCESS Open Minds: In case you missed it, a new ACCESS OM space is opening in downtown Sarnia! The new site will be located at the corner of Lochiel and Front streets in downtown Sarnia, and will be a mental health and addictions youth space for youth 11 to…

Stories of troubled youth inspired Weir mental health campaign

Eight-time PGA Tour winner and 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir says that  “eye-opening” stories of troubled youth in his hometown of Sarnia, ON is what led him to launch a fundraising campaign for a youth mental health facility. The Mike Weir Foundation announced The Chip-In-Challenge for Mental Health last month to help build an ACCESS Open Minds facility for youth…

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