Calling Youth! A Mental Health School Resource Video

Charlene King, Project Manager, Health Literacy on December 31, 2013

Mental health is one of the biggest health concerns for young people. The Health Literacy team at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is creating a school resource video that will be used to help young people better understand the importance of mental health, early signs of mental health challenges, and ways that they can promote their mental wellness. The video will incorporate the website – a resource that provides young people with information and tools to help prevent mental health challenges from becoming more serious. 

Do you have experience with mental health challenges?

Do you want to use your experience to help educate other young people?

We invite you to apply to be part of the video!

The video will be posted online and will be made available to teachers to use in classrooms as a teaching tool for learning about mental health. It will also be used by community organizations to help raise awareness of the importance of youth mental health. 

This project is an opportunity to use your knowledge and experiences to educate others and help decrease the stigma that often surrounds mental health challenges.

If you are between the ages of 13 and 24 and would be comfortable sharing your lived experience with mental health challenges, we invite you to apply to be part of our team. We are looking for young people from a variety of cultural/ethnic backgrounds who can speak about a range of mental health challenges – from dealing with stress to managing a diagnosed mental health disorder. Those who have visited the website and used the self-care resources on the site are encouraged to apply (although experience with is not a requirement). Friends and family members of those experiencing mental health challenges are also encouraged to be part of the project.

Individuals selected will participate in a filmed interview that may be used in the video.

Please fill in the form to apply!

 If you have any questions please contact Char King at


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BC Children's Hospital

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