This blog originally appeared on The New Mentality website.
The New Mentality and Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s provincial Youth Action Committee (YAC) that works to identify major issues youth experiencing mental illness are currently facing in Ontario and generates youth-led policy recommendations who are responsible for change will be focusing on Race in the Mental Health System for their next policy cycle. As a first step, they have released a survey to hear the experiences of and amplify the voices of racialized youth age 13-25 that have accessed Child and Youth Mental Health services and those who have not due to barriers they face.
We need your help to make this a movement rather than a moment.
As a token of appreciation, youth will be entered into a raffle for one of five $100 gift cards. All information shared when completing the survey will be kept confidential. Additionally, the survey will be open until Wednesday, November 11th.
Our survey is available in both English and French, if neither of these languages works for you and you are interested in participating, please Fizza Abbas at email@example.com.
- Identify as a racialized individual
- Between the ages of 13-25
- Resident of Ontario
Here’s how you can help:
- Share our survey with your network of racialized youth age 13-25
- Share the survey on your social media social media – you can retweet from Twitter and share on Instagram
- Share the survey with your friends, family, co-workers, and board members!
Hear from our Youth Action Committee member Nneoma Achioso
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to The New Mentality’s Network Coordinator, Fizza Abbas at firstname.lastname@example.org