At Skylark, we’re proud to be a part of The New Mentality, a network of youth facilitated groups from across Ontario that works with partner agencies in their communities to raise mental health awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding it.
One of our past New Mentality projects was creating Mental Health First Aid Kits. Each kit includes a wonderful youth-made workbook and is available to download and print by clicking here: Your Mental Health Journal.
The Youth Engagement Committee is a great opportunity for youth in our programs to have their voices heard and to affect real change within our agency. Youth meet with staff every other week to lend their thoughts to everything and anything that comes up. Each meeting includes an Open Table section, which gives youth the opportunity to share the important issues facing them today. And each year the group takes on a new project.
Having this voice throughout the agency gives context to the work we do and ensures we’re serving youth the way they need to be served.
If you’re interested in joining the Youth Engagement Committee, email Fiona Lacey.