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Promoting adolescent mental health through policy

This youth engagement and capacity building project is comprised of a series of Collaborative Policymaking Workshops to promote skills-building and collective action for youth mental health. Youth who experience intersecting health and social inequities will be engaged as collaborators in policymaking activities.

Promoting adolescent mental health through policy: Refining and testing a multi-level intervention to promote individual and population mental health through youth-engaged policymaking

This youth engagement and capacity building intervention is comprised of a series of Collaborative Policymaking Workshops and emerging activities designed to promote skills-building and collective action for youth mental health. Youth (aged 13-24) who experience intersecting health and social inequities (youth who have experience with mental health services, live in poverty, are in the care of the child welfare system, or who are Indigenous, newcomer/immigrants, and/or LGBTQ2+) will be engaged as collaborators in capacity building and policymaking activities. Youth will gain mental health knowledge and skills, and will be enabled to identify factors in their communities that impact youth mental health, develop strategies and action plans, and engage stakeholders in collaborative policymaking processes to promote youth mental health. Intervention sites will be located in British Columbia and Alberta.

Lead organization: School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Location: British Columbia and Alberta

 

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Liza McGuinness (liza.mcguinness@ubc.ca) for more information.