This May 7th, National Child & Youth Mental Health Day, we want to support the mental health of kids by connecting them to parents and caring adults. Our new campaign is… I care about you.
The 2012 survey by RBC Foundation on Children’s Mental Health, http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/_assets-custom/pdf/2012-Childrens-Mental-Health-Parents-Poll-White-Paper.pdf, stated that “the time for acceptance of mental health is now – not a generation from now. Life-saving conversations hinge on parents’ comfort level with deeply unsettling topics, and on their trust that communities will rally to support them”. We believe this starts with… I care about you.
Many of you may already have plans for Child & Youth Mental Health Day and we are looking forward to supporting your plans and adding to them. Visit our website at www.instituteoffamilies.ca
We appreciate you forwarding this email along to others so that this May 7th, we can come together to connect with kids to build awareness and support their mental health.
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)
The official National Child & Youth Mental Health Day logo is now available for you to download and use to help the campaign at your event!
Mobile and Tablet Content
Take the National Child & Youth Mental Health Day campaign with you wherever you go, by installing a National Child & Youth Mental Health Day display on your mobile phone, tablet or other mobile device! Show it to you friends and colleagues and create your own National Child & Youth Mental Health Day mini-event!
To download a mobile or tablet background, right click on the one you would like to download and select 'Save Target As' (PC) or 'Save Link As' (Mac) from the popup menu that appears. Then save the file to your desktop or hard drive and then transfer it to your device.
Web banners and buttons
Add a link to the National Child & Youth Mental Health Day site!
Contribute to the campaign by directing traffic to this site - just add a National Child & Youth Mental Health Day button or banner and link to your web site or blog. We've provided a variety of sizes for you to download.
To download a banner or button, simply right click on the one you would like to use, and select 'Save Target As' (PC) or 'Save Link As' (Mac) from the popup menu that appears. Then save the file to your desktop or hard drive.
When adding the banner or button to your webpage, remember to link it to www.instituteoffamilies.ca/may7
Download National Child & Youth Mental Health Day wallpapers for the desktop of your personal computer! You’ll impress your friends and colleagues, but more than that, these small advertisements remind people that National Child & Youth Mental Health Day is coming and pique people’s interest. It's easy:
right click on your display size (screen resolution) below,
select 'save link as' to save the image to you computer,
then right click on your computer's desktop and select 'change desktop background'.