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Mental Health Awareness Week : Self-care for maintaining mental health

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health, and also to provide any information or psychoeducation that would be beneficial for individuals (e.g., newcomers, vulnerable population and anyone in Ontario who may need to learn more about how to receive support and how to take care of their mental health). We dedicate this week especially to our guest speakers to talk about their profession, research and expertise to raise awareness for our Mental Health.
To complete your registration for this event, please send an email to (mentalhealth@skillsforchange.org), in addition to registering on this site. If you are a permanent resident or convention refugee please send your email to (nkhazraei@skillsforchange.org)

Guest Speakers:
Yasmin Yusuf & Hibaq Warsame from Midaynta Community Services

Yasmin Yusuf is a Student and Family Advocate at Midaynta Community Services, focusing on helping at-risk and marginalized youth and their families better understand and connect with services and social opportunities in their communities, to support and improve the youth education experience. In a society where social justice is merely a trend, Yasmin works to provide youth with equal rights to meet their basic needs, to develop their capacity to make healthy life choices, and achieve their goals. Prior Yasmin worked as a mental health worker focusing on Somali immigrants and refugees During her time at a settlement organization, she implemented a variety of social assistance programs and community services and assisted clients to deal with personal and social problems. Similarly, Yasmin is coordinating the access and equity team, a subdivision of mending the crack in the sky a dynamic program that consists of a dedicated group of Somali- Canadian mothers who have been impacted by youth and gun violence. Recently Yasmin graduated from McMaster University with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree.
Hibaq Warsame is a Somali-targeted Youth Outreach Worker at Midaynta Community Services. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences. Her work at Midaynta Community Services includes supporting marginalized communities and youth in pre-employment development, accessing resources like mental health support and financial aid, and working with community partners to enhance their capacity to serve community youth and their families. Hibaq has a passion for working with at-risk and marginalized youth and their families, to support them to better understand and connect them with services and social opportunities in their communities and to support and improve youth outcomes. She is passionate about youth engagement and making positive change and focuses on developing youth capacity by encouraging them to make healthy life choices and achieve their goals.


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