Hello Schools, Community Youth Groups, and Sport Leagues!
As we all continue to support youth wellness, Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) recognizes that school and community-based mental health education is more important than ever. As such, we are excited to invite your school or community group to schedule YouthSMART Workshops for your students and youth participants.
What is YouthSMART?
CMHA Calgary’s YouthSMART Initiative (Youth Supporting Mental Health and Resiliency Together) integrates mental health learning opportunities in local junior and senior high schools, as well as youth community groups. Operating for over a decade, and reaching close to 25,000 young people each year, YouthSMART provides mental health education, proven to generate an awareness of mental health topics, combat stigma, and encourage appropriate help seeking behaviours amongst Calgary and area youth.
What are the YouthSMART Workshops?
YouthSMART continues to offer our popular menu of mental health workshops and engagement opportunities for all Calgary and area schools, youth groups, and sport leagues serving youth aged 12 – 24. All sessions are age-appropriate, interactive, and flexible between virtual delivery and in-person facilitation.
How can I schedule YouthSMART Workshops for my youth?
YouthSMART’s facilitated learning opportunities are available, free of cost, to all local schools and youth groups serving young people aged 12 – 24, as well as their parents.
Groups may book multiple facilitated sessions, however capacity is limited, and bookings are confirmed on a first come, first served basis.
The non-facilitated KidSMART (ages 8 – 12) and EQUIPPED (ages 16 – 24) learning opportunities are also free of cost and available anytime, online. Check out www.youthsmart.ca.
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or to schedule facilitated opportunities for your classroom, youth group, or sports league.
YouthSMART looks forward to working with your group in-person or virtually this year!