Published September 28, 2022 15:45
The Twisted Trauma Foundation is providing a significant donation towards the delivery of three youth programs delivered by the Youth Warehouse team at BGC Kawarthas, designed to help youth address their mental health needs and fight the stigma of mental illness and addiction.
The three programs – Flex Your Head, Creating Connections and REACH – will be offered at no cost to youth in local schools, at the Club and through the Youth Outreach Program. With a five-thousand dollar donation, Twisted Trauma will support the Club’s delivery of six full sessions during the 2022-23 school year.
“It is an honour, and a privilege, for the Twisted Trauma Foundation to fund the programs for youth mental health at the BGC Kawarthas,” says Jonathan Perrin, founder of Twisted Trauma Foundation and former police officer and first responder.
“We are so grateful for Jon’s support as we try to help young people in our community build healthy habits and strengthen their resiliency,” says Amy Terrill, Executive Director.
Flex Your Head was created by BGC Canada. It was designed to help youth think about, talk about and understand issues of mental health and wellness. The goals are to tear down barriers youth face in helping them cope with stress, and to create awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.
Creating Connections is a program designed to enhance addiction awareness among youth, prevent harm associated with substance use, and help reduce harmful stigma while focusing on health promotion.
REACH is a program to support children and youth in addressing daily challenges. Outcomes for the program include participants feeling more confident to use skills in a social environment and recognizing how their feelings, emotions and behaviours are connected.
For more information about the programs, please contact Carly Veitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 324-4493 x 221.
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