PROGRAMMING & WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH
MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JACK.ORG
Our Mental Health Workshop is offered to youth under the age of 25 currently residing in shelters across Ontario. The 'Be There' workshop in partnership with Jack.org provides youth with the tangible skills to cope with mental health challenges.
The 1-hour long interactive 'Be There' workshop walks the participants through the '5 golden rules' when discussing mental health with a peer. It is followed by providing tools to support people in your life by discussing mental health concepts and finding supportive opportunities. The problem-based scenarios focus on expanding mental health knowledge and developing a sense of connectedness. Some highlights include engaging activities like journalling, interactive discussions, and real-life examples. This workshop can be facilitated virtually or in-person. All facilitators have been trained by Jack.org's certified mental health instructors.
MINDFULNESS & ART WORKSHOP
Our Mindfulness & Art Workshop is offered to youth under the age of 25 currently residing in shelters across Ontario. Research has shown the positive impact art and specifically, painting can have on lowering ones stress.
This guided art workshop starts with 10 minutes of mindfulness at the very beginning. The guided painting offers youth the opportunity to get creative and focus on mindfulness in a calming and reflective environment. All of the supplies needed are provided in care kits for the specific workshop and age range.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY...
"10/10! This session was amazing and so calming! Love love loved it! Thank you guys!"
-Youth participant at YEA Shelter
"Our youth were focused the whole way through and gave us an opportunity to practice mindfulness through art. I am grateful for sharing this tool as a way of managing stress as many of the youth do not have this opportunity often
-Scadding Court CC
"Everyone was smiling and enjoying themselves throughout the workshop. We greatly appreciate your organization’s generosity."
"Engaging, made everyone feel special and paid attention to everyone"
"I loved the art workshop it was a very positive way to express myself through art. It was very helpful and very fun to do."