Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit

Brent Seal, FORCE Youth in Residence, Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre on January 22, 2014

Registration has opened for next month’s Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit happening at Rogers Arena! If you are a young person, or work with youth in a high school or community organization, we are excited to invite you to join us for a day of promoting mental health and wellness with the Canucks and some of BC’s leading mental health innovators!

Balancing Our Minds: Tools for Youth Wellness is a Youth Summit organized by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks. It is a free, one-day workshop for high school age youth in BC to learn about mental health and wellness and engage in fun activities and thoughtful dialogue.

This year we are fortunate to be partnering with the Vancouver Canucks to make this event even bigger and more impactful than the last! Balancing Our Minds: Tools for Youth Wellness will be hosted at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, and will be attended by approximately 1,500 youth, teachers and parents from across British Columbia.

Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 11th 2014
  • Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Doors open: 8am)
  • Lunch will not be provided. We request that all attendees bring a prepared cold lunch to the event.
  • All youth under the age 0f 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • As this is a youth-focused event, we request that every adult be accompanied by a minimum of 4 youth participants.

Specific Goals and Outcomes:

  • Building awareness of mental health and substance use issues.
  • Learning about the range of mental health challenges and mental wellness.
  • Connecting youth to tools, resources and services to promote and support mental health.
  • Decreasing stigma associated with mental health challenges.

We are very excited to open up the dialogue around mental health and wellness with so many youth and hope you can join us for the big day!

Don't forget to join the Balancing Our Minds event on our mindcheck.ca facebook account, where we will be posting event details, teasers, and preparatory activities. You can also connect with other Balancing Our Minds participants leading up to and following the event.

 

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