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Help Us Raise the Voices of Racialized Youth

The New Mentality’s Youth Action Committee is looking for your help to recruit participants for our survey to hear the mental health experiences of and amplify the voices of racialized youth age 13-25. The survey is available in both French and English, and open until November 11.

Here’s How You Can Help

If you have other ideas about how to get the survey out there, please get in touch with Fizza Abbas, network coordinator with The New Mentality at fizza@thenewmentality.ca

Listen to the Youth Action Committee’s Nneoma Achioso’s invitation to racialized youth to share their experiences and use their voices to be a part of the change that we need to see within our system

About the Youth Action Committee & Survey

Through the New Mentality and Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s provincial Youth Action Committee (YAC), they support young people in identifying major issues youth experiencing mental illness are currently facing in Ontario. The YAC’s role is to engage with youth across the province and work together to report on its findings and generate youth-led policy recommendations to stakeholders who are responsible for change.

For the YAC, it was important to focus on Race in the Mental Health System for their next policy cycle as youth identified that they are experiencing racial disparities within the mental health system in Ontario and that Black, Indigenous, and racialized youth face barriers to accessing quality care due to a multitude of reasons including systemic racism and lack of culturally competent services.

As a token of our appreciation, youth will be entered into a raffle for one of five $100 gift cards. All information shared when completing the survey will be kept confidential. Additionally, the survey will be open until Wednesday November 11th.

The survey is available in both English and French, if neither of these languages work for you and you are interested in participating, please contact us.