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Reducing the Stigma: Accessing Mental Health Supports for Newcomer Youth
May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health.
This presentation will outline the services available to newcomer children and youth offered by the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT), and how we can work to understand and reduce the stigma around 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 educational presentation that would be beneficial for our current and future clients (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 Mental Health.
To complete your registration for this event, please send an email to (email@example.com), in addition to registering on this site. If you are a permanent resident or convention refugee please send your email to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Leah MacDonald, Child/ Youth Counsellor from Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)
Leah MacDonald (she/her) is the Child and Youth Settlement Counsellor at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT). After completing her university degree in Global Studies, she has been supporting newcomers in different capacities, from developing youth programs focusing on settlement and mental health and wellness, to one-on-one counselling.
She is an advocate for child and youth newcomer rights and continues to work towards equitable mental health resources for all. In her spare time, you can usually find her experimenting with new recipes or spending her time outdoors!