A mental health and mental illness awareness program for intermediate, high school and college students.
“Let’s Talk” is a two-visit program designed to reach out and help intermediate, high school and college youth develop and maintain good Mental Health, while decreasing the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and its treatment.
The FIRST VISIT of the “Let’s Talk” program includes:
- a survey of students’ awareness and attitudes about mental health & mental illness
- mental illness – what is it, what are the symptoms, what are the “stigmas” – Attention Phys. Ed. Teachers! This part of the program is a power point presentation of information compiled from the “Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide” – which can be used for the Grade 11 Health curriculum!
The SECOND VISIT of the “Let’s Talk” program may include:
- interactive activities to practice good coping strategies
- the personal story of youth(s) who have experienced Mental Illness first hand, including what it was like when the symptoms of mental illness first developed, when and where they went for help and how they are currently managing
- an informal discussion forum where students will get to discuss issues they are facing, their views about the mental health system, and how the system could better meet their needs
Each “Let’s Talk” visit is approximately 75 minutes in length and are best held a maximum of a week apart. To “encourage” discussion, peanut-free snacks are often provided during the presentations.
For bookings, contact Jackie Ralph at 519-371-3642 ext. 188 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no set fee for this program, however, donations to the program in care of “CMHA Grey Bruce” are always gratefully appreciated.