Abbotsford event to shine the spotlight on youth mental health

October 19, 2016 by  

An upcoming Abbotsford event will give parents and caregivers knowledge that they can put to use in helping their children or other young people who may be dealing with a mental health issue.

The Mental Health Forum: Community Supports and Connections is open to all, and it will provide those who attend with information about the different supports and community service agencies that can be found in the local area. Stephen Lytton, who is the 2016 winner of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, has been engaged to be the keynote speaker, and there will be an assortment of presentations and displays

Service providers will be on hand to meet with the public, and there will also be a panel presentations with youth, parents and experts in the field sharing stories, best practices, and other details. According to the organizers, a big part of the day will be to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and there will be breakout sessions and other activities where attendees can share their own stories and input. Graphic design can be used to create logos and other visual items for an event like this.

The event has been scheduled for November 19 at Abbotsford Middle School. There is no charge to participate, and everyone is welcome to come out and help put the spotlight on youth mental health.