Mental health support for rural Ottawa youth ages 12 - 24
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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 four Ottawa Wards: Osgoode, Rideau-Goulbourn, Cumberland, and West Carleton.
In February 2021 we surveyed over 300 youth in Rural Ottawa.
Learn more about the results here.