MNO Launches Youth Wellness Connection “Let’s Talk Mental Health”
Connecting to Youth Well-Being “Let’s Talk Mental Health”
A safe place to visit, chat with other teens, and learn about mental wellness in an interactive and creative environment.
Ages: 11-13 or 14-17 depending on the session and subject
Navigating today’s world for young people can be complicated and difficult.
To move from adolescence to adulthood, young people need to be equipped with the tools to build their resilience, feel comfortable and confident to discuss what is happening in their lives and monitor their well-being. .
Understanding health, mental health and the link between them is not always straightforward.
Having a place to learn, discuss and engage is essential, as pandemic isolation impacts the mental health of young people.
This online hub is the place where Métis youth can interact, share and exchange.
The hub will provide unique access to mariners, youth council representatives, traditional knowledge keepers, specialists and monthly visitors.
We want to make sure Métis youth have a safe landing space to talk about and gather mental health information and support in a culturally safe environment.
Stay tuned as each month we come together to discuss topics such as: substance use, online life, social media and mental health, self-confidence, outdoor challenges of young people, creation of safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ2S teens, integrating Métis culture into your well-being, how To stay safe during a mental health crisis and environmental stewardship and mental well-being.
The first session is Monday, November 22, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Session name: Stress • Anxiety • Well-being
Age group: 14-17
What is stress?
What is anxiety?
Implement wellness strategies
Complete a well-being wheel
Tera Beaulieu, Director, Weaving Wellness Center
Tera is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and founder and director of the Weaving Wellness Center, a private clinical and consulting practice specializing in serving Indigenous peoples and communities and those who have experienced trauma. Tera is also completing her Doctor of Philosophy in the Counseling / Clinical Psychology program at the University of Toronto. She sits as the Region 8 Women’s Representative on the Métis Nation of Ontario Women’s Council. Tera is the mom of two little ones, Beau and Aurora, and loves spending time with the community and watching really bad reality TV in her spare time!
Jessica Brown, TSI, Youth Mental Health Navigator
Jessica Brown is one of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s child and youth mental health and addiction explorers. Jessica is a social worker who has worked with children and youth for the past five years in the area of behavior therapy as well as mental health and addictions. Jessica is passionate about advocating for mental health and ensuring children and youth have access to appropriate mental health resources.