Youth Empowering Students for Mental Health (YES4MH)
A mental health promotion initiative developed in partnership with Peel Public Health, the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.
The purpose of YES4MH is to improve the health and well-being of secondary students in Peel by creating safe and welcoming school environments to positively affect student mental health.
Adapted from the Youth Mental Health and Addictions Champions (YMHAC) initiative developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, YES4MH has been tailored to meet the needs of secondary schools in Peel.
For students in Peel we aim to:
- Promote mental health
- Reduce mental health stigma
- Raise awareness of mental health resources
Our work so far
Secondary school students are given the chance to take the lead in planning and implementing activities which have the power to make their school a mentally healthy community.