Welcome to Game Changers, a mental health program designed to help young Canadians feel more comfortable talking about health, mental health, seeking help and supporting friends.
We understand that navigating today’s connected world can be complicated and challenging. Shifting from adolescents to young adulthood requires young people be equipped with the tools to build resilience, feel comfortable and confident having conversations about what’s going on in their lives, and in turn monitoring their wellness. Understanding health, mental health and the connection between them is not always easy. Having a place to learn more about is a great place to start.
Game Changers has created a hub of resources to help start conversations about health, mental health, and looking after yourself. Our tools have been co-created with CAMH’s clinical and education team alongside youth ambassadors to ensure they reflect informed research with a youth perspective.
Starting conversations about mental health early and having an open dialogue with a support network you create is what’s going to help break the stigma around mental health. We want you to be equipped and be a Game Changer for Mental Health.
Tools and Resources
We’ve created some resources to help you start a conversation about mental health and to learn about self-care.
Register for a virtual Game Changers presentation for your school or class. Virtual presentations have been co-developed and will be led by two CAMH Youth Ambassadors with lived-experience with mental illness, and provide insight into their unique stories, challenges and resilience, including practical self-care tools that your students may find relatable.
Learn about our new national partnership between CAMH and Hudson’s Bay Company, formed to promote mental health awareness for young Canadians. Dr. Joanna Henderson, CAMH senior scientist and director of the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health; CAMH youth engagement co-ordinator, Karleigh Darnay; and special guest Corey Hirsch, a former NHL goalie, Olympian and mental health advocate discuss this important initiative and the impact it will have on young Canadians.