• Health,  Society

    Youth Mind highlights A Tin A Day

    A Tin A Day strives to make mental health resources accessible to everyone Photo provided by Christine W. A message from the founder A Tin A Day’s story My name is Christine, and I am a social work student at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. I grew up in a low-income family and struggled with my mental health. I could not gain support due to financial barriers. I started volunteering as soon as I could drive! I discovered my love for creating community, building relationships, and constructing a positive impact within my city.  One early morning at one o’clock, my ADHD brain could not go to sleep. I had an…

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    Youth Mind highlights youth initiatives: Philemon Wright High School’s Peer Support Group

    Featuring Academic Counsellor Katie Clow and Philemon Wright High School’s Peer Support Group A message from Katie Clow on Philemon Wright High School’s Peer Support Group My name is Katie Clow and I am an Academic Counsellor at Philemon Wright High School, in Gatineau, Quebec. At the beginning of the school year, students were invited to participate in a Stone Circle through Mindshift. During these conversations with youth from across North America, my students identified a common theme: having a space to come together and support each other. And thus, our Peer Support Group was born.  In partnership with Connexions Resource Center, a local non-profit that links the Anglophone community…