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Elora is back at mindyourmind!
Hello there, it’s me again! For those of you who do not know, my name is Elora and I was a former employee of mindyourmind!
I am happy to announce that after a year-long hiatus I have returned - same me, just a little bit older, a little bit wiser (I now have a university degree under my belt), and with a new title, Be Safe Coordinator.
I first became involved with mindyourmind back in 2015, as a volunteer. As a teen with lived experience of mental health issues, I had the opportunity to participate in one of their design studios and after one weekend, I was hooked. For the next three years, I took part in several more design studios, creating apps, e-learning modules, and other innovative resources, while strengthening my passion for mental health. In 2018, I was offered the position of Youth Development Coordinator, which I was quick to accept. After all, it was a dream come true to work my way from volunteer to employee! I worked in this role for over a year until I took some time off to finish my fourth year of university. Now I can say I have officially graduated from King’s University College with a Bachelor of Social Work degree.
As the Be Safe Coordinator, I will be working with our external community partners, including those from the Canada Service Corps, to extend the Be Safe app across Canada! We hope to include every province and territory in the app. I will also be informing youth-serving organizations of the Be Safe app, maintaining pre-existing partnerships, and creating and promoting new materials and information. I am very excited about this new role and the local and Canada-wide connections I will soon be fostering.
With the uncertainty we are facing in the world right now, I am relieved to be returning to an organization that is not only familiar but close to my heart. After seeing, albeit virtually, the resilience of the organization and its incredible staff this past year, I now know that not even a pandemic can stop mindyourmind. I cannot wait to be a part of the team again and to continue to support, educate, and empower young people!
Catch you on the next one,
Elora is not a stranger to mindyourmind. In 2015, she started as a volunteer and in 2018 she was hired as a Youth Development Coordinator. After a brief break to finish her Bachelor of Social Work degree at King’s University College, Elora is back in a new and exciting role: Be Safe Coordinator. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and her lived experience allows her to bring a unique perspective to the work mindyourmind does. Elora is looking forward to traveling the globe again and enjoys hiking, cozying up on the couch to laugh along with stand-up comedy shows, spending time with family and friends, and solo dance parties.
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