Mental Health and COVID-19 Supports

Mistawasis Nêhiyawak

Mental Health and COVID-19 Supports

Utilizing a traditional and contemporary hands-on approach the youth of Mistawasis Nehiyawak are building awareness, knowledge, and skills for wellness. They are building Mental Health Literacy through art, research, discussion, land-based activity and storytellingUsing the cultural, traditional, and spiritual practices of the Mistawasis Nehiyawak people, the project is building positive engagement and recreating connections with youth, their families, and their communities that were lost through COVID.   Currently 34 youth in grades 10 to 12 are participating in a curriculum-based course and planning their Youth Wellness SummitThe community is working together to support a Circle of Care Case Management Model to ensure both mental wellness protective factors and risk factors are addressedSystem supports are collaborating on pathways to wellness for the youth in the community

Lead organization: Mistawasis Nêhiyawak

Location: Saskatchewan

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Koralie Gaudry ( for more information.


Public Health Agency of Canada news release