Moving from Policy to Practice Through Collaboration TORONTO, April 5, 2016 - The stark statistics show 1 in 5 young people struggling with mental health and only 1 in 6 who need help are actually getting that help. The Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health is designed to deepen knowledge about mental health among all those who work with children and youth, and to highlight evidence-based programs and services.
On April 7 and 8, 2016 the Ontario Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health is holding its fourth Summit at the Allstream Centre, located at 105 Princes' Boulevard in Toronto. The Summit is designed to inspire and demonstrate how the power of our collective voices, commitment and efforts can bring a sense of urgency and action to the vital issue of children and youth mental health. The Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health unites health, mental health, community and education sectors and the voices of families and youth in a movement to promote the priority of social and emotional health as a part of child development in Ontario. The Coalition is committed to making sure that Ontario gets it right as its Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy continues to roll out.
The Summit features internationally recognized speakers and in-depth, interactive sessions offering evidence-based practices, research and resources.
The Summit program is further enriched by the diverse resources on display at the exhibitor booths. The Summit will host a powerful Student Art Exhibition Just Beneath the Surface showcasing the work of students and graduates from Stephen Lewis Secondary School (Peel DSB) on the theme of mental health and well-being.
Twitter: Summit Hashtag #scymh16 For further information: Jeff Sprang or T.J. Goertz, OPSBA Communications, (416) 340-2540