Published January 25, 2016 17:11
Let's talk about Mental Health
Did you know that 70% of mental health issues have their onset during childhood or adolescence?
Boys and Girls Clubs across the country work tirelessly to promote positive mental health and well-being for children and youth. Our Clubs provide safe and supportive spaces where young people develop confidence and a sense of belonging that helps them cope with stress, form positive relationships and mature into responsible, caring adults.
Boys and Girls Club of Canada is proud to launch Flex Your Head, a program supported by AstraZeneca that promotes positive mental health and well-being for youth aged 13 and up. The program takes a fun and engaging approach to help young people learn useful strategies to prevent and manage stress.
Watch the introductory video here!
Interested in how your organization can promote mental health and wellness through recreation, mentorship and social engagement? Good news! Boys and Girls Club of Canada has made Flex Your Head training available for everyone. In a recent survey of Club staff and community youth workers, 98% of respondents said they feel better equipped to help youth work towards positive mental health after completing the training.
Are you ready to FLEX YOUR HEAD? Sign up today!