SUPPORTING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH!
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In 2019, our Dragon Boat goal is to raise $5,000 so help local young people gain:
- a greater awareness of personal triggers for anxiety and depression
- increased coping skills
- expanded knowledge of school and community services & resources
- decreased social isolation
- stronger life skills and resiliency
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Please support those who support local youth
Our team sponsors are essential in covering the costs associated with participation in this event so all donations can support youth across our region. Thank you all! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to view our sponsorship package
Supporting youth mental health and resilience
CFSSC recognizes the need for preventative mental-health education and professional early-intervention for youth to prevent at-risk symptoms from escalating into crisis.
In 2019, our Community Programs team delivered 47 in-class workshops to 947 students in six high schools across our region. Workshop topics included Social Media & Our Mental Health, Self-care Strategies for Youth, and Female Empowerment & Self-esteem. An additional 609 students attended three mental health symposiums at three different high schools, with 76% (or 463 students) saying their symposium made a positive impact in their lives.
We are working to bring these and other mental-health programs to area youth. While our work this year brought much-needed supports to nine local high schools, we had requests from nine others that we could not accommodate because of limited organizational capacity. Our participation in Barrie’s Dragon Boat Festival is a strategic investment in our youth. Your participation will help us change/save more young lives.
CFSSC celebrates 40 years of community service in 2019
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County (CFSSC) is an accredited registered Canadian charity providing counselling and psychotherapy , and one of 44 Family Service Ontario (FSO) member agencies. Together, FSO agencies serve more than 250,000 Ontarians with mental health, trauma and addiction challenges each year. In Simcoe Muskoka, CFSSC services more than 3,000 individuals annually through our free walk-in counselling clinics in seven locations across the region; and through individual, couple and family counselling.
CFSSC clinicians are professional counsellors and psychotherapists with minimum Master’s-level credentials and multiple years of clinical experience.
Our programs are available to everyone living or working in Simcoe Muskoka. We recognize the importance of the family context and strive to be inclusive of persons of all abilities, religions, cultures, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Michele Lawson, CFSSC Business Development Manager
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