With studies showing that Canada’s youth are online more than ever, it’s important for mental health organizations to embrace new strategies to connect with youth in order to support their mental health. An upcoming webinar hosted by Umind offers tips on ‘non-traditional’ ways of connecting with youth through technology. The free webinar on December 3, 2015 will feature Alisa Simon, vice-president of counselling services and programs at Kids Help Phone, who will outline the development, practice and evaluation of a Live Chat service initiated by Kids Help Phone. Kids Help Phone is a recognized Canadian leader in providing free, anonymous and confidential, professional counselling services to children and adolescents ages five to 20. Alicia Raimundo, Mental Health Superhero, will then discuss more informal on-line forums that offer peer support to youth from a youth perspective.
This presentation will be of interest to anyone who is providing online mental health service to young people or wants to better understand issues young Canadians are presenting online.
Created in partnership between Kids’ Health Links Foundation (KHLF) and Lutherwood Institute for Children and Youth Mental Health, Umind is Canada’s premiere online resource for mental health professionals to access information, share practical tools, and help improve the lives of children and youth and their families living with mental health issues.
This webinar is part of a series was created in response to an expressed need by children and youth mental health professionals for more accessible practice-specific professional development opportunities.
To register and for more information, visit the Umind website.