Workshops and Presentations

YMHC Mental Health and Wellness Workshops and Presentations

YMHC provides virtual and in-person workshops and presentations to students (elementary to postsecondary), parents/caregivers, school staff, corporate workplaces, and trade unions in a variety of educational, workplace, and community settings. Workshops and presentations can be tailored to your needs.

Workshop Categories

  • Parent/Family Workshops
  • School Workshops
  • Community Workshops
  • Corporate Workshops
  • Trade Union Workshops

Virtual or In-person Workshops

Book a Workshop

Booking Process

Workshop requests are addressed on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must submit this form a minimum of two weeks before your requested workshop date. However, we suggest submitting your request well in advance as dates fill up quickly.

Hosts must guarantee a minimum number of 10 participants. If your group is smaller, we suggest collaborating with other groups or classes to host a larger event.

If the workshop is in person, hosts are expected to manage all logistics associated with the event including marketing the event and managing registration (if applicable), booking a suitable room as well as providing all A/V required (laptop computer, projector, and screen).

After submission of the online form, our staff will be in touch within 5 business days of your request. Expected number of attendees (minimum required 10).

Workshop Fees

Workshops are $450 per hour. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to book a workshop.

Travel and Lodging Expenses (In-person)

Our in-person workshop planning process includes an estimation of travel and lodging expenses for our speakers.

Travel costs comprise air travel or ground transportation, depending on the event's location. Lodging costs are based on the hotel rate.

We may use the mileage at a rate equal to the CRA per-kilometer allowance and two meals per day.

Please contact us to coordinate.

Submit a Request

Before proceeding with a deposit payment and requesting workshops, please READ the process and fee information ABOVE.

Submit a Request Online

  1. Pay the non-refundable deposit by clicking here
  2. Submit the application form here and follow the instructions included. For questions, email admin (at) youthmentalhealth.ca
  • Self-Care

    • Building a Self-Care Toolkit: DIY and individual self-care supports
    • Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation
    • Stress Management: Strategies to Manage Stress
    • Building Sources of Strength and Resilience
  • Self and Emotional Awareness

    • Creating a Self-Portrait: Building Self-Awareness
    • Building Mental Wellness Factors using the Wellness Tree
    • The Feelings Wheel: Building Emotional Awareness
  • Mental Health and Wellness Awareness

    • Creating a Personal Mental Wellness Action Plan
    • Anxiety 101: Understanding and Managing Anxiety
    • My Amazing Brain: Building Brain Awareness and Health
    • Understanding and Managing Mental Health Challenges
    • Understanding Emotional Regulation
    • Mental Health Strategies to Help Youth Thrive
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid
    • Youth Mental Health 101: Understanding Mental Health Challenges
    • Workplace Mental Health and Wellness
    • Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellness
    • Supporting Educator Mental Health and Wellness
    • Building Mental Wellness in the School Community: School Climate
      Audit
  • Community Care

    Key components of mental wellness protective factors are a sense of connection, belonging, and community. The German word “Gemeinschaftsgefühl​” used by Alfred Adler means community feeling or social interest. Community feeling means an understanding that we belong to a human community. Our shared humanity necessitates that we take better care of each other.

    • Building Support Networks and Empathy
    • Creating Compassionate Cards
    • Building Sources of Support and Protective Factors
  • Education System

    • System Navigation: Identifying Sources of School and Community
      Support
    • Navigating the Education System
    • Education, Disability, and Human Rights
    • Dealing with Bullying and Harassment

Creating Education Support Teams: Family Engagement

Invite your school’s parent and caregiving community to join you in promoting mental health wellness and success at school – host a virtual or in-person parent workshop. Parents will have the opportunity to feel a bigger part of the school community by discussing ways to be a part of the education support team for students. Parents will learn techniques to help with communication, coping and problem-solving strategies, health, and well-being.

Research shows that parent involvement in a child’s school experience greatly increases their chances for academic success, positive behavior, higher self-esteem, better attendance, and greater motivation. Parents are key sources of information about their children. They are their child’s first teachers. They have key strengths and insights that can contribute to the educational process. When schools and families work together to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but also throughout life. (National PTA, n.a.; Newman L. 2005; Henderson and Berla, 1997).

Our parent workshops and presentations combine evidence-based research and practical, actionable strategies to help inform and inspire healthy dialogue about children’s mental health and learning issues.

Popular Workshop Topics for Families:

  • The Feelings Wheel: Building Emotional Awareness
  • Building Sources of Strength and Resilience
  • Creating a Personal Mental Wellness Action Plan
  • Anxiety 101: Understanding and Managing Anxiety
  • My Amazing Brain: Building Brain Awareness and Health
  • Understanding and Managing Mental Health Challenges
  • Understanding Emotional Regulation
  • Mental Health Strategies to Help Youth Thrive
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth Mental Health 101: Understanding Mental Health Challenges
  • System Navigation: Identifying Sources of School and Community Support
  • Navigating the Education System
  • Education, Disability, and Human Rights
  • Dealing with Bullying and Harassment
  • Strategies to Support Your Child with School Phobia and Absence

YMHC Learning Objective Examples

  • Define mental health and illness
  • Overview of statistics on youth mental health reality in Canada.
  • Understand signs and symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.
  • Discuss health-promoting strategies.
  • Identify characteristics of an individualized mental wellness action plan.
  • Recognize strengths-based approaches
  • Understand the importance of building support systems
  • Recognize stigma and discrimination and its causes, and identify what stigma looks like societally and systemically
  • Describe the impact of stigma on people with lived experience and why it is important for people with lived experiences to share their stories.
  • Understand the relationship between stigma and mental illness.
  • Identify common misperceptions about mental illness
  • Identify ways to reduce stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
  • Describe how applying recovery-based and trauma-informed awareness in approach to care challenges stigma.
  • Identify strategies to decrease stigmatizing language use
  • Recognize signs of strength and resilience
  • Identify self and community care strategies