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Discover the back to school mental health series on Alright, Now What?
Episode 1 : Back-to-School, Interrupted
How can caring adults in the lives of girls and young people smooth the transition back to school, whether they be a parent, guardian, teacher, coach, auntie, uncle, or neighbour? How can we support improved youth mental health, confidence, and healthy relationships?
Taylor Meissner joins us to talk about it. She’s a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. She’s also a Disabilities Coordinator and Learning Strategist at Carleton University. She provides counselling in private practice at Intersections Collective, mainly working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth and adults
Episode 2 : Back-to-School, Interrupted (Part 2)
Young people in Canada aged 12 to 17 say their mental health has declined since 2015, and the decline is more pronounced amongst young women. On top of that, children and youth who are recent immigrants or refugees, racialized, or in rural and remote communities are less likely to get appropriate mental health care.
Dr. Stacey Bélanger, pediatrician at CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montréal and Mental Health Task Force member at the Canadian Pediatric Society, discusses what we can do as families, as educators, and as professionals.
Other relevant episodes:
Supporting Gender Diversity – May 3, 2023
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Youth – September 7, 2022
Ending Sexual Violence on Campus – November 30, 2022
Girls, Rape Culture and Colonialism – August 24, 2022