Youth and Young Adult eHealth Project Advisory Committee

Kaleigh M., Project Coordinator on December 12, 2016

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Health Literacy Team is looking for youth to inform the new eHealth Project, the redevelopment of mindcheck.ca! We will be forming two groups, one group which will meet in person in the lower mainland and a second group from across the province that will meet virtually.

What is the eHealth Project?

Young people experiencing mental health or substance use challenges should never struggle to find the information, resources, or services that they need to support their health and well-being. With so many choices and organizations out there, it can be hard for young people and families to know where to turn.

Once developed, this website will be a youth- and young adult-friendly online space that young people can visit to get information, resources and support on mental health and substance use challenges as well as school, work, financial or other health-related challenges. This space will also help connect youth and young adults with local services that will best meet their needs.

What is the Purpose of the Youth / Young Adult Advisory Committee?

In order to make sure the website represents young people’s needs and preferences for online spaces and media, we would like to form a committee of young people to help inform what the website will do, how it will function and what it will look like. 

In the forming of this committee care will be taken to try and have equal representation from various age groups, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations and locations. The group will consist of eight to ten young people and there may be more than one group depending on how much interest there is.

What are the Perks of Participating in the Committee?

  • Being part of an innovative team and project that will directly benefit young people across BC
  • Learn and build experience in website development projects and in marketing and communications that you can put on your resume
  • Reference letter provided for school or job applications, subject to completing the role
  • Receive volunteer hours for your time
  • Reimbursement through gift cards

Notes about Participating in the Committee:                                            

  • The in-person group will participate in 10 – 12 meetings between January 2017 and December 2017 and the virtual group will participate in 6 – 10 meetings between January 2017 and December 2017.
  • Meetings will be held in person or virtually for one-two hours each

What do I need to do to Participate in the Committee?

Please read and fill out the application form below and send it to Kaleigh.Mcleod@cw.bc.ca by January 4, 2017.

You will be contacted to set up a time to chat for 15 minutes about the project, your interest in joining the team and to answer any questions.

If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Kaleigh McLeod, Project Coordinator, at 604-707-6376 or Kaleigh.McLeod@cw.bc.ca

In Person Group Application Form

Virtual Group Application Form

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