Mental health support for rural Ottawa youth ages 12 - 24
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Rural Youth Summit
November 18, 2023
This summit is focused on bringing youth (age 12-24) who live, work or study in rural Ottawa together. Gain leadership and civic engagement skills while also connected with youth from neighbouring communities. The theme of the day is: mental wellness & leadership for rural youth.
Participation is free. It will be hosted at Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA) in the village of Osgoode.
Ready to sign up?
Click here to reserve your spot! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/722275574687?aff=oddtdtcreator
What is the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective?
The goal of the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective (ROYMHC) is to help rural Ottawa youth feel supported if they need mental health help and making sure they know where to go for support if they need it. We know there are challenges with accessing mental health supports that are unique to rural Ottawa youth. Whether it's distance, transportation, not knowing what resources exist, or a lack of privacy / ability to access existing resources, we are listening to your concerns and working hard to ensure that you feel supported.
The ROYMH Collective is a team of 13 partners invested in the mental wellbeing of rural Ottawa youth. Learn more about the Collective on our About Us page.
Our Intended Impact statement is: By 2024, 80% of rural Ottawa youth will feel they are getting the mental health support they need or know where to go for help if and when they need to access support.
Our Target Audience is youth ages 12 - 24 living in the rural areas of five Ottawa Wards: Osgoode, Rideau-Goulbourn, Orleans-East Cumberland, Orleans- South Navan, and West Carleton.
Rural Mentors of Youth Training Summit (ASIST)
November 9/10 or November 25/26
This training opportunity is available at no cost to individuals who serve as mentors, coaches, volunteers, or engage with youth residing in rural Ottawa. As part of this training experience, all participants will receive complimentary lunches on both training days. If you are attending as a volunteer, you will also receive an honorarium for your participation.
Given the anticipated high demand for this training, we kindly request that you complete the application form to be considered for enrollment. We extend our apologies in advance if we are unable to accommodate all applications.
The deadline for registration is October 15, 2023, and you can expect to receive confirmation of your acceptance or waitlist status by October 16, 2023.
In February 2021 we surveyed over 300 youth in Rural Ottawa.
Learn more about the results here.