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Authentic Social Identity and Mental Health Project

Our program is based around a youth-developed Safer Spaces Model. We use this model to implement programs with and for youth in their organizations, schools, and environments to support healthy social identity development and positive mental health for youth in Canada.

Authentic Social Identity and Mental Health Project

The Authentic Social Identity and Mental Health project is peer-led and designed to empower youth to make changes in their daily lives to enhance positive social identity* and to influence and create system-change in the social spaces that they inhabit, both online and off-line (*Positive Social Identity is a person’s sense of who they are based on their group memberships). A core curriculum of content and processes will be developed which peer leaders can adapt and implement for their specific settings. This project will be implemented in partner sites in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. With adult support, peer leaders will incorporate workshops and program enhancements into existing youth programs that are run in youth organizations, coaching networks, schools and mental health agencies. These workshops and program enhancements will encourage the formation of healthy social identities.

Lead organization: The Students Commission of Canada

Location: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick

 

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Christa Romaldi (christa@studentscommission.ca) or Dave Shanks (dave@studentscommission.ca) for more information.

Website

studentscommission.ca