Of course our first concern is for the welfare of our community and so this event may be postponed or cancelled.
We will keep you up to date.
In the meantime, let's all do our part to keep each other safe and healthy so our kids can hopefully look forward to a wonderful camp experience this summer.
Parents, if your child has been diagnosed with a mental health issue, please know you are not
alone. We know it can feel that way as you navigate the school system and deal with the
pressures and stigma associated with these kinds of issues. And we know this is hard. We are
here to support you.
Teachers, we know that you are seeing more anxiety in your classrooms than ever before.
Statistics tell us that 1 in 5 students — 20% of a classroom — will have some type of mental health
issue. This is not defiant behaviour and we need to work together to identify what it truly is.
You are the front line workers with our children — you are the camp counsellors, hockey
coaches, dance teachers and more. You spend time with our kids and play such an incredible
role in their development. We want to help you to help them to learn and to grow and to
empower them, especially in their times of stress and worry. We want to build a compassionate community for all those who suffer, their families and all those who love them.
In our inaugural MHEDTalks, listen to Asante Haughton, Peer Training Support Manager at Stella’s Place in Toronto, talk about his personal journey with anxiety and depression, and to what he would like those suffering, parents and teachers to know.
Watch MHEDTalks for lived experience accounts to come. We believe the best way to eradicate stigma and to support one another is to tell our stories.