Mental Health Basics workshop

A positive approach to adolescent mental health

Mental Health Basics workshop

A positive approach to adolescent mental health

Why the need for such a program?

This new workshop, offered to schools for free, aims to give students, from Grade 7 to 12 the tools and school anxiety solutions they need to achieve good mental health.

These key tools will help them:

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Reduce the risk of depression and anxiety in high school students

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Develop introspective skills

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Maintain good relations with others.

Why the need for such a program?

This new workshop, offered to schools for free, aims to give students aged 11 to 18 (grades 7 and 12) the tools and school anxiety solutions they need to achieve good mental health. 

These key tools will help them:

😟

Reduce the risk of depression and anxiety in high school students

📖

Develop introspective skills

🤝

maintain good relations with others

A workshop developed with a committee of experts

A workshop developed with a committee of experts

To ensure the high quality of content presented in this workshop, an expert committee headed by psychiatrist Dr. Benoit (Clinique Expertise NeuroScience) was consulted.

What will the teens learn?

Through this workshop, teens will learn how to:

  • Understand mental health and grasp how the brain functions
  • Master a basic mindfulness technique
  • Practice introspection to better know oneself and communicate effectively with others
  • Recognize when and where to put this knowledge to use
  • Understand how these can positively impact their lives every day

Discover the workshop contents

Teachers and coaches can also get involved

Teachers and coaches can also get involved

Following the workshop, they’ll be able to:

  • Employ these tools in their own lives and serve as a model for students
  • Apply these techniques to manage their classes

Want to see the tools we’ve developed for school staff?

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A free turnkey workshop

A free turnkey workshop

Our workshop is easy to set up and can fit seamlessly into your class schedule.

To register, all you need is to:
1/Indicate a contact person for your institution
2/Download and fill out the pdf and email it to us
3/Wait for our reply containing a confirmation of the dates
4/Provide a detailed schedule for the workshops (1 to 3 per day) and determine where they will be held

Want to know more about setting up our workshop? Contact Mélanie Chabot, Youth Services Coordinator: 

-By email

-By phone at 514 529-1000, extension 254

Register to our workshop

When do we come to your area?

Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Montérégie, Québec, Charlevoix, Chaudières-Appalaches, Mauricie,

Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Outaouais, Ontario  : October 12th to June 3rd, 2022

Abitibi-Témiscamingue  : January 17th to Febuary 4th 2022

Saguenay- Lac St-Jean, Nord-du-Québec : March 7th to 25th, 2022

Bas-Saint-Laurent: April 19th to April 29th, 2022

Côte-Nord : May 9th to 20th, 2022

End of the Mental Health Basis Tour, 2021-2022 : June 3rd, 2022

Is your school in another region than the ones listed above? Send us your wishes for dates in the registration form, we will confirm our availability.

A team of professional and dedicated facilitators

A team of professional and dedicated facilitators

Our team of facilitators is made up of passionate individuals who undergo 140 hours of training.

Want to join the Foundation and help teens?

We’re always on the lookout for professional, empathetic, effective communicators who are eager to go out and meet Quebec’s teens. Learn more about our job opportunities.

Job opportunities

THANK YOU

A big thank you to our generous contributors who believed in the project and made it possible!

On behalf of all the young people who’ll use these new tools to go through life with a solid outlook, we send our most sincere thanks to A big step for Rebecca, Desjardins Foundation and the Graham Boeckh Foundation.