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Get to Know Valentina, Our Newest Team Member!

Get to Know Valentina, Our Newest Team Member!

Hello! My name is Valentina and I'm excited to introduce myself as the newest member of the mindyourmind team. 

I graduated from Western University with an Honours in Psychology and a minor in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Resolution. My passion for youth mental health stems from both personal experience and my years of experience working with youth. 

I have had the privilege of working with newcomer youth, helping them develop essential skills, build resiliency, and gain a sense of belonging. Through this experience, I have come to understand the importance of youth mental health and the need for accessible support and resources for mental well-being. I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue making a positive impact through my work at mindyourmind.

I personally believe that creating a safe and inclusive environment for young people to share their voice, ideas and concerns is key to improving and implementing need-based resources and services. Along with educating and empowering youth to take an active role in their own mental well-being through understanding their own mental health, implementing self-care practices and learning when and how to reach out for help.

I'm excited to be a part of the mindyourmind team and I am eager to continue to empower and promote mental health among youth through resources, support and education.