New theme for 2013 – I care about you
May 7th is about Connecting with Kids. We encourage communities to utilize the materials available on our Resource Page to build awareness and connections between adults and kids which support mental health.
We’re excited about the upcoming May 7th Child & Youth Mental Health Day. We want to support the mental health of kids across Canada by showing that we care. We want every child to have a sense of belonging – with family, friends, teachers and community.
The May 7th materials available to help you build awareness for child and youth mental health are:
- I Care About You Stickers
- Child & Youth Mental Health Fact Sheet
- Temporary Tattoos
- “Why Green”
- Green Ribbon Stickers
- Sample Proclamation Letter
- May 7th Posters
- Sample Letter for Cake Donation
- Youth Engagement Guidelines
- Tip Card for Promoting Mental Health
- Media Kit (coming soon)
- May 7th Helplist
- “I Know You Care About Me When” Toolkit & Poster (click here)
RBC (BC) – held a mental health awareness luncheon and created a posting to all RBC Head Office staff about National Child & Youth Mental Health Day and staff will participate in flashmob in downtown Vancouver
Senators Cowan and Seidman making a Statement about National Child and Youth Day in the Senate and ribbons being provided to all Senators
Federal House of Assembly will be read a resolution by MLA Kelly Regan asking the House to recognize May 7th as Child & Youth Mental Health Day
Mental Health Commission of Canada – is participating in the International Conference in Vancouver and promoting Child & Youth Mental Health through their network and website
YWCA and YMCA in Saskatoon to show a video on child & youth mental health and host information tables and provide ribbons, balloons, stickers and tattoos
Earl of March High School in Ottawa has students from four local high schools gathering for a mental health awareness event featuring speakers and performances. The event marks National Child and Youth Mental Health Day and 1,000 ribbons and tattoos will be distributed.
BC Legislature will receive a statement from the MLA in North Vancouver about National Child & Youth Mental Health Day and all members of the Legislature will be given a ribbon
City of Surrey – Posters, materials up at City Hall and is creating an Intranet posting to all of City of Surrey staff with some info about National Child and Youth Mental Health Day.
City of Burnaby – having display at main library and resource fair with posters at City Hall and Social Committees that will hand out ribbons and posters in various locations in Burnaby
Yale Secondary students in Abbotsford assembled the May 7th Kits for the country and will host a special event in their school on May 7th in memory of a classmate lost to suicide
BC Ministry of Health, MCFD and PHSA will be hosting a resource fair in Victoria and celebrating May 7th by sharing ribbons, tattoos and stickers.
BC Ministry of Children & Family Development Provincial Office for Child & Youth Mental Health are also having special Green Ribbon T-Shirts made in honour of May 7th and to wear at the resource fair
UBC and FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health in BC – is hosting a 3 day International Conference and The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health will unveil new Family Mental Health Framework to 400 attendees and dignitaries
BC Place lighting up Green for Child & Youth Mental Health
Frances Kelsey High School in Mill Bay BC (over 1200 students) has a student volunteer to run a May 7th event with a counsellor and peer counsellors. It will be held at lunch in the main school foyer.
They wish to bring awareness and light to the Day.
Howe Sound Secondary School in Squamish BC - Diversity club is putting on an event at lunch time
BC Children’s Hospital - Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre will share information on child and youth mental health and provide ribbons, tattoos and stickers from their centre
Okanagan College Campus in Salmon Arm BC – Salmon Arm Campus with volunteers from the Human Services Worker Program are hosting a barbecue in the student lounge. Volunteers will be on hand to hand out ribbons, tattoos and to showcase class projects supporting child & youth mental health
Montgomery Middle School in Coquitlam BC – a school counselor is leading an event for the students of the school and will be supplying ribbons, tattoos, stickers and balloons
Edmonton Alberta - Minister of Health and Minister of Education will attend the mental health capacity building schools event recognizing the day. Over 40000 ribbons and other swag distributed across the province… additionally, CASA will be hosting a Gala on Friday May 11 to build awareness for Child & Youth Mental Health.;
This page is updated on a regular basis, so please come back to find out about events in your region.