Nine lively youth and their youth workers from N’Quatqua First Nation spent an afternoon at the Crisis Centre to attend wellness workshops on March 20.
The group’s two-day road-trip from D’Arcy, B.C. included a supportive mix of mental health and mindfulness education workshops shared by up-beat Crisis Centre volunteers, plus a healthy dose of activities to ensure a memorable experience for all.
Here is how one of the young person described their visit:
My day went fantastic here with the Crisis Centre and I would recommend it to anyone who is feeling unsure of how they feel or even if they feel lost and hopeless.
I had no idea how beneficial and how opening mental health information and self-care could be for myself. I’ve always believed mental health stood out as a negative feeling or topic.
But not after today because we elaborated on the topic as a group and got a good understanding that it can mean a lot of things, negative or positive. Mental health can have its ups and downs, but that what it’s all about—making sure you make time to have a self-check throughout the day and utilize it. I’ve never felt better after asking for HELP. ~ Cassidy
The Crisis Centre works in collaboration with First Nation communities and our neighbours throughout the Province to provide a variety of youth programs that build skills and knowledge to foster healthy coping and lifelong resiliency.