Youth mental health is rapidly increasing and there is a need for health promotion and early intervention to prevent mental health problems over the lifespan. A supportive transition plan is necessary to help youth from one developmental stage to the next, as well as between educational transition points such as when youth enter high school or university.
This workshop aims to ease the transition that students face when entering or leaving high school and university. Youth will learn the following skills:
- Assertive communication: effective self-expression of one’s own beliefs and values while respecting differences in others
- Problem-solving skills: learn to identify stressors and helpful responses to solve problems at school or within interpersonal relationships
- Build self-esteem and confidence: build confidence by dealing with feelings about physical appearances and learn to increase self-awareness and self-compassion
- Coping skills for anxiety and stress: learn breathing techniques, thought balancing and other skills for coping with difficult emotions
When: Monday evenings 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. August 14th, 21st, and 28th.
Location: Centre for Collaborative Health – 1011 Upper Middle Road East, Unit A7.
Cost: $150.00 – discount of $100.00! Many extended health care plans will cover the cost of the program.
Workshop Instructor: Sim Gill, a Registered Psychotherapist.
Spaces are limited.