Who knows more about youth mental health than youth themselves? That’s why at YRNA we see youth as the experts. We aim to create a space where you can share your wisdom and experiences, all while learning new coping skills, connecting with other youth, and strengthening your mental health. After all, we all have a mental health!

We offer mental health presentations, youth programs, and host an annual mental health advocacy summit. We do this at our space, in schools, community settings, and really anywhere youth are found! Please see below for more information and don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in any of our services. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mental Health Promotion

Pens and Paint
ART, EXPRESSION, DISCOVERY
This art-based program focuses on coping with stress through visual arts and creative writing. Art is a form of creative expression, and we can help you do it by learning artistic skills such as canvassing, pottery making and even slam poetry.

Winter Wellness
LEARN, BE WITH WINTER, CONNECT
Winter Wellness is a program that runs in the winter months. With Winter Wellness, you can learn how physical activity, through being outdoors during winter, can help cope with stress. We run a variety of winter based activities and all transportation, lift tickets, equipment, rentals and lessons are included and absolutely free to participants.

Rooted
OUTDOORS, GROWING, BONDING
This program runs in the summer. As a group you will collaboratively grow a vegetable garden and explore nature trails, farms, and lakes around the Ottawa/Gatineau regions. This program pairs spending time in nature with a conversational element. If you're a person who wants to get outside, learn how to grow a garden, or likes to chill- this program is for you.

Mindfulness Ambassador Council
DISCOVER, RECHARGE, BREATHE
The power of yoga and meditation is a healthy coping method. This program encourages you to discover yourself, and allows you to recharge through mindfulness and discussion with peers. Most of all, it teaches you the key aspect of mental health maintenance which is self care - to take a while just to breathe.

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2305 Unit 300B Blvd St. Laurent

Ottawa, Ontario

(613) 738-3915

youthnet@cheo.on.ca

Mental Wellness 101 Presentation

We deliver an informative and interactive presentation to a varied audience of students in schools, professionals, policy makers and community groups. Our presentations, Mental Wellness 101, emphasizes the importance of talking about mental health all while learning ways to talk about mental health. This presentation is around an hour long and requires a laptop/projector set-up for our accompanying slides. The content can be adapted to any audience.

Mental Wellness 101 educates audiences on aspects of mental health that impact their day-to-day lives, engage them in a discussion, and encourage future action.

StressLess Presentation

This workshop is interactive, engaging and helps you and the youth you work with understand what stress is. We take you through what stress is, how to locate stress and how to manage stress all while playing games and doing fun activities to explain stress. This workshop is an hour long and requires a laptop/projector set-up for our accompanying slides. The content can be adapted to any audience

How to Help a Friend Presentation

This workshop is all about knowing what to do to support a friend in need. We do not want you to become a mini psychologist, but rather, we hope that you will learn about the different resources in and around Ottawa and learn how to best support that friend in need. Through interactive activities and games, you will become comfortable and familiar with understanding why sometimes asking for help can be difficult. This workshop is an hour long and requires a laptop/projector to set up for accompanying slides. This content can be adapted to any audience.

INFORMATION BOOTHS

Our information booths are suited for any sort of function that would benefit from information covering mental health and mental illness. Our information booths are a wealth of information and resources that are a great addition to any event. Through these booths we provide and connect those in need to resources, and promote mental well-being.

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