Northeastern Ontario YMCA gets $215,290 to support youth mental health.
This week, three liberal MPs from Northeast Ontario, Anthony Rota (Nippissin Timiscumming), Vivian Lapointe (Sudbury) and Marc Sale (Nickel Belt) jointly announced that “Y Mind” and “Mind Medicine” , which runs evidence-based early intervention programs for young people across Canada.
Two programs are aimed at young people aged 13 to 30 who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or depression and are designed to develop effective coping skills and improve participants’ overall well-being. It is intended to support
Y Mind introduces young people to evidence-based tools and connects them with peers and experienced professionals.
Mind Medicine, an improved version of Y Mind, has been developed specifically for Indigenous youth and is conducted in partnership with organizations and communities that serve Indigenous peoples.
The announcement is part of a $100 million investment included in the 2021 federal budget to support projects to promote mental health and prevent mental illness among those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We support.