On February 26th, the HEADSTRONG Mental Health Youth Summit was held at the Confucius Institute in Edmonton. 90 students and teachers from 3 Chinese bilingual schools – Rosslyn, Lillian Osborne and McNally attended the Summit. The CIE sponsored the event organized by the Chinese Community of Edmonton.
The Summit focused on mental health for youth from the Chinese community. The organizers hope the participants can play a leading role in setting up a HEADSTRONG Club at their schools by providing one-day experiential learning and action planning for them. Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan also delivered the presentation.
HEADSTRONG is a national evidence-based anti-stigma program launched by Mental Health Commission of Canada. It encourages students to speak out and reach out about mental health, and become leaders in their schools.