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HMC’s Youth Program

ACT! – Action, Commitment, Talking

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ACT! (Action, Commitment, Talking) is a full day event designed to educate, empower, and build resilience in children age 11-14 regarding their mental health.  With creative workshops, games, and activities, ACT! raises awareness among children and youth that mental health is as important as their physical health.

We want to empower children and youth to not only take charge of their own mental health, but also so that they can develop the skills and knowledge to be meaningful and healthy agents of change and champions of mental health within their communities.

ACT! teaches children and youth how to take ownership of their mental health: how to ask for help, how to recognize signs of mental illness in both themselves and others, how to help others, and what action to take to get better and stay well.

ACT! fosters active participation in the community through multimedia workshops and breakout sessions, and provides resources so that they can become Youth Leaders.

For a look at a recent ACT! workshop for Middle Schoolage youth, please visit:

If you’d like to talk to us about hosting a full day workshop in your school or neighbourhood, please contact Chelsea at [email protected]

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