Please join us on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 for an MP Policy Café on the very important subject of Youth Mental Health. Co-hosted by myself and the Vancouver Quadra Constituency Youth Council (CYC), the discussion features special guest Katherine Moore, UBC psychology graduate and political activist for mental health.
An estimated one in five youth and young adults are affected by a mental illness or disorder, with wait times for accessing support and services often stretching more than a year. This poses one of the most critical challenges facing youth today. Katherine will offer insights based on her unique experiences and challenges as an undergrad. During her time at UBC, Katherine founded the UBC Positive Psychology Club and the Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Student Network – aiming to improve campus culture around mental health.
Our MP Policy Cafés are «world café» format events designed to stimulate conversation, seek input and generate ideas. We welcome your thoughts and solutions for strengthening support for youth struggling with mental health issues, and better promoting mental wellness in schools and communities. A report summarizing participants’ input will be shared by myself with my colleagues in Ottawa and BC’s Minister of Health.
For more information on our guest speaker: https://psych.ubc.ca/psychology-graduate-katherine-moore-faced-down-her-own-obstacles-to-help-others/
Special thanks to the AMS for your support on this event.
Date: October 11, 2018
When: 5:00 — 7:00 pm — Registration: 4:30 pm
Where: AMS Student Nest – Lower Atrium, University of British Columbia
Please RSVP here: https://eventbrite.ca/e/mp-policy-cafe-youth-mental-health-tickets-50762396695
Or you can send an email to [email protected]
, or call 604-664-9220.
*Please note that this youth event is aimed towards those between the ages of 16-25.
Please help us spread the word about our CYC policy event by sharing this invite with friends and family, specifically youth, who you think might be interested.