I am a University of Waterloo Co-op student and for the last 4 months, I have worked with mindyourmind as the Marketing and Innovation Assistant. Specifically, I was part of a lot of the promotion for our upcoming project, Be Change.
This weekend I co-facilitated a Be Safe Design Studio with our co-op student, Rachel. It was her first studio, and our first using Google Hangouts. Using a new piece of technology is always a bit of a guessing game, but this was a great option.
Today I spent the day at mindyourmind. I'm in Grade 9 and this was my placement for today. It was fun! My first job was to look through the website and I checked out the games. They are different but all very fun! My next thing I had to do was go through this new tool they made for school - On to the Next. this was good for me and it will teach a lot of kids what mental health really is and how it effects people. The survey is rather long but it has changed the way I saw mental health and it's good to always have a plan in case a crisis comes.
This is an exciting time of year at mindyourmind. Students are back in school, our design work is back in full swing and our partners are excited to work with youth in new, innovative ways before year end.
What is Be Change?
Today, August 12th, marks the 16th annual International Youth Day (IYD).
Final report: Windsor-Essex Service AreaThis report was prepared by Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health in consultation with Youth Engagement Steering Committee
- Children First Family Respite Services
- Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services
- Regional Children’s Centre
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