May: Mental Health Month

Team NovMega In The Community

May has been recognized as the Month for Mental Health awareness and via one of our core values, “The Courage To Shape A Better Future”, Team NovMega has decided to make a donation towards  The Foundry, a great local Charity doing incredible work towards Mental Health.

A bit about The Foundry:

In 2007, a small team of psychiatrists at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver decided to take a completely different approach to help young people. 

They knew that young people needed better access to mental health and substance use care, and primary health care. Also numerous social issues such as homelessness, unemployment, sexual identity issues and lack of education needed to be addressed. As a result, St. Paul’s Hospital launched the Inner City Youth (ICY) program.

Foundrybc.Ca

Foundry’s online platform, foundrybc.ca, powered by BC Children’s Hospital, offers information, resources and connection to services for young people across BC. Foundrybc.ca provides young people and their families with a one-stop access point for mental health and well-being, substance use, social support and services, navigation assistance and self-management. The new platform integrates resources and tools from the youth mental health website, mindcheck.ca.

We would like to acknowledge Fraser Health’s role as the originator and lead developer of the early intervention framework and associated content on mindcheck.ca, which has now been transferred to foundrybc.ca. We would also like to thank Fraser Health for their role in supporting the transition of mindcheck.ca to foundrybc.ca.

mindcheck.ca initially began in 2009 as part of Fraser Health’s Youth and Young Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Early Intervention Pilot Project. In 2010, Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority’s BC Children’s Hospital formed a partnership to expand mindcheck.ca into a provincial website for youth and young adults. The provincial mindcheck.ca website was launched in 2012, with support from the Canucks for Kids Fund in memory of former Canuck’s player, Rick Rypien.

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