Ottawa-Carleton, ON
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Youth Net (YN)
Youth Net/Réseau Ado (YN/RA) Ottawa is a bilingual regional mental health promotion and intervention program run by youth, for youth with full professional support through the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

Our objective is to reach out and help youth develop and maintain good Mental Health as well as healthy coping strategies for dealing with stress, while decreasing stigma around Mental Illness and its treatment. We do this through education and intervention.

We educate service providers, families, the community, policy makers and youth, on youth mental health issues

We have tools to help identify youth in need of an intervention, preferably early, but also those already in crisis

We promote mental health to decrease the stigma associated with mental health/illness in the public and with youth in particular
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L1 Map
613-738-3915
Ages served: 13 - 21 years
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton

Programs/Services Include...

Facilitator Training
Program/Service of : Youth Net (YN)
Incredible learning and skill-building opportunity! YN/RA is looking for responsible, mature, creative people between the ages of 20 and 30 to commit to 10 hours/week to conducting focus groups with youth (13-20) on the topics of Mental Health and Mental Illness. The qualified candidates must have excellent communication skills and be fluent in either English or French (bilingualism preferred). Experience working with youth, knowledge of mental health and illness issues and having your own transportation are considered assets.
ON
613-738-3915
Ages served: 20 - 30 years
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Focus Groups
Program/Service of : Youth Net (YN)
One of YOUTH NET / RÉSEAU ADO’s (YN/RA) main objectives is to provide a safe forum for young people to express, explore and discuss their views and concerns about mental health, mental illnesses and how to cope with stress.

There are usually 8-12 participants per group and we ask that no “adults” be present in the room during the group. YN/RA has found that the presence of “authority figures” during the group sometimes makes open conversation among the youth more difficult.
ON
613-738-3915
Ages served: 5 - 27 years
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Girls Talk
Program/Service of : Youth Net (YN)
In March 2004, YN/RA piloted an innovative model developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This activity-based group is geared to young women between the ages of 14-16. This program was derived from a project called VALIDITY (Vibrant Action Looking Into Depression in Today’s Young Women).

The Girls Talk model resulted from the VALIDITY Youth Action Team discussions. The group includes 7-10 sessions lasting 1.5 hours. The sessions are structured and include weekly lesson plans. Some of the topics covered include: stress, relationships, self-esteem, media and body image. A variety of activities, discussions and guest presenters are arranged throughout the group, thus creating a diverse and dynamic model in which to engage the participants. Clinical back-up is also available during these groups.
Physical address not provided
613-738-3915
Ages served: 14 - 16 years
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Groupe de dépression
Program/Service of : Youth Net (YN)
Le groupe de dépression explore plusieurs thèmes reliés à la dépression et le suicide.

Les participant(e)s sont évalué(e)s sur une base individuelle au début et à la fin des 10-12 sessions. Ce processus permet de mesurer l’efficacité du groupe en mesurant le niveau de dépression du participant(e) avant et après leur participation au groupe. L’évaluation permet aussi d’évaluer le niveau de risque de chaque participant(e) et de s’assurer que le groupe répondra à leurs besoins.
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, K1H 5L1 Map
613-738-3915
Ages served: 5 - 27 years
Languages served: French
Fees: None
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Depression
Education and Training (including Schools)
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Psychotherapists
Recreation and Leisure
Females (Girls, Women)
Anxiety
Stress
Males (Boys, Teenagers, Men)
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