Youth Advisory Team
We believe that youth have an important role in youth mental health and for that reason, we created a Youth Advisory Team to give youth a voice in mental health.
Some quotes from a few of our advisory members:
I am a member of the YAT because I want to be a part of the change. Having silently struggled with my own mental health challenges in adolescence, I know how different of an experience it would have been had I felt comfortable enough to talk openly about my struggles and seek support.
We as members of the YAT can change the conversation surrounding mental health. Youth are the future generation and together we can create a future where all youth can feel comfortable enough to SPEAK UP about challenges that they may be silently facing. We as a group of youth can advocate for the elimination of the silence. We are youth helping youth.
I wanted to be in the YAT so I could help to other youth with mental illness and stress across to them that they are not alone and that there is an opportunity for help if they are just willing to take it. Being part of the YAT really makes me feel like I'm part of something bigger that is trying to make a change in the world for the better and I'm proud to be part of a group that is working towards helping others and bettering our society.