CMHA Calgary knows that youth and families thrive when robust protective factors are in place, and that the early and teen years are a critical time in establishing life-long mental wellness.
YouthSMART’s Mental Health Resource Guide for Parents and Caregivers is designed to build mental health literacy for supportive adults and will empower those who care for youth to develop their own mental health and the mental health of their children. While this guide uses the terms “parents” throughout, the information is appropriate for anyone who supports or cares for young people in anyway.
These educational materials, resources, and tools aim to increase parental mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and create greater comfort in engaging in conversations around mental health, by drawing on the unique interests, goals, strengths, intersectionality, relationships, and capabilities of caregivers, while at the same time highlighting CMHA Calgary’s community offerings.
If you have any questions about the Mental Health Resource Guide, please connect with us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Government of Canada – Public Safety and the City of Calgary.