Challenge your views Awareness Campaign …
“Challenge your views”: young people are invited to adopt a different outlook of mental health and to seek help
A mini-documentary to raise awareness of youth needs and available help
This 12-minute short film highlights the reality of young people aged 14 to 29 who are close to someone living with a mental health disorder. The documentary shows how youth workers support these young people on a daily basis and help them to challenge their views on that topic!
Currently, thanks to the Aider sans filtre project, over 40 awareness outreach workers have been trained across Quebec to raise awareness among young people and provide information where these youths spend their time, such as schools and youth centres.
With the participation of Amélie, Anaïs, Anick, Cherilyne, Eli, Layïla, Napoléon, Nathan, Oliver, Samya, Sara, Shana, Térika and Théo. Enjoy your listening!
On the agenda!
The theme of the campaign is Challenge your views…’. It emphasizes that young supporters also have needs, and it is important to be attentive to their needs. To explore these different aspects, the theme is broken down into six distinct sub-themes.
Monday: – Challenge your views… About your emotions
Tuesday: – Challenge your views… About your needs
Wednesday: – Challenge your views… About your role as a mental health ally
Thursday: – Challenge your views… About what normal looks like
Friday: – Challenge your views… About your future
Saturday: – Challenge your views… About asking for help
Oct 1st (10 a.m.) – Launch of the mini-documentary ‘ Challenge your views.’
Oct 3rd – Don’t miss a surprise activity…! Here’s a hint – visit our YouTube channel around 5 p.m. (live section)
Oct 4th – Free webinar La relation d’aide par l’art et le théatre
Oct 5th – CAP Podcast for caregivers focusing on the theme of normal looks like and emotions
Spread the word!
All bilingual visual materials are at your disposal to promote the campaign on your social networks. To download promotional materials for free, click here.
Like the members of the Escouade de CAP santé mentale, we invite you to make a difference by sharing on your social networks to encourage people to challenge their views on mental health and seeking help. Don’t forget to use the following hashtags so that we can see your posts.
#ChangeTonRegard #avantdecraquer #jefaispartiedelasolution
We invite you to follow us on our social networks to not miss anything from this campaign filled with innovations!
You Tube : You Tube : https://www.youtube.com/@ReseauAvantdeCraquer/featured
Did you know that :
- Around 185,000 young Quebecers live with a parent who has a mental health problem.
- Young people aged 18 to 25 are more at risk of developing a mental health problem and less likely to seek professional help.
- Far too often, young people delay seeking help because they fear being stigmatized, don’t recognize their own needs, or don’t know what resources are available to them.
- Many young people wonder how they can seek help when they’re not the ones living with the mental health problem.
- Some of them mistakenly think it’s normal to live with so much anxiety and stress.
- Young people who have loved ones with mental health problems often experience their own feelings of anxiety, anger, stress, sadness and guilt.
If you are a young individual who is supporting someone living with a mental health problem, whether it’s a parent, a sibling, a spouse, or a friend, here are resources for you.
Are you accompanying someone living with a mental health problem? Get into solution mode!
Episode 18: Family Wellness (Sous-titrage anglais)
Garder le CAP documentary
Episode 9 : Our Brother Has Bipolar Disorder: A Testimonial from Two Sisters
Episode 7 : Their Needs, My Expectations and Our Future
Episode 5 : Tools for Better Communication
Episode 4 : Losing Sight of Yourself While Supporting a Friend
Episode 17 : The stigma around mental illness
The Caregiver’s Ally in Mental Health
This guide created especially for the family and friends of a person living with a mental health issue by Friends for Mental Health will be your ally throughout your journey as a caregiver!
Jade lives with her mother who was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder a few years ago. Learn about how she learned to set limits, communicate better and where to go on the web to better understand.
Olivia has a brother who lives with a mental health problem. Learn about how she deals with the taboos and prejudices of others, how she found her role and place in her family and why she seeked help even if she isn't the one living with a mental health problem.