May 3 – 9, 2015 marks Children’s Mental Health Week, a national annual campaign that aims to increase awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health challenges, and promote understanding that help is available and treatment works.
#MindfulYouthPeel: PCC staff attend A Collaborative State of Mind Conference
Peel Children’s Centre kicked off CMHW by attending A Collaborative State of Mind Conference on April 30th. Organized collaboratively by child and youth serving organizations across the Region of Peel, including PCC and Nexus Youth Services, the conference this year focused on self-regulation, mindfulness and youth mental health. In addition to attending presentations on these topics, PCC staff were on hand to raise awareness and answer questions about our services for children and youth.
PCC Celebrates Child & Youth Workers During CMHW
This year, CMHW coincided with another important annual awareness week, Child and Youth Care (CYC) Week, which acknowledges the valuable contributions of Child and Youth Workers (CYWs). At PCC, we believe in working as a team of professionals to help children and youth achieve their full potential, and we are proud to have CYWs on different teams across the agency, working with children, youth and families in many capacities. A group of CYW staff organized a number of internal awareness initiatives throughout the week, including trivia and resources related to the CYW field. The team also circulated stories about how CYWs have positively impacted the lives of PCC clients past and present.
Celebrate Mom and Support PCC’s Child Witness Program
PCC will wrap up CMHW this year with a Mother’s Day Brunch hosted by Peel Regional Police (PRP) in support of PCC’s Child Witness Program. The Child Witness Program works in partnership with PRP’s Special Victims Unit to support children who have experienced/witnessed sexual or physical abuse. This year’s inspiring event will take place on Saturday, June 9th at the Peel Regional Police Association in Brampton. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by contacting Andrea Peca at 905-795-3500 ext. 2298. Treat your mother, aunt, sister or friend to a lovely brunch out and show your support for children’s mental health at the same time!
PCC marks CMHW on Social Media
Visit PCC's Facebook and Twitter pages during CMHW to view resources, news and event information related to children's mental health, including articles about anxiety, depression and behavioural challenges. You can also view our new videos about mental health services for children and youth on our YouTube channel, along with more video resources from other organizations.