The Edson Rural Mental Health Project is looking to expand public education, sharing mental health kits for the workplace based on the Mental Health Continuum model that the group adapted. The project aims to encourage community to be able to “check-in” on their mental health, learn about what it means to be mentally well, and learn about the resources available. Another key piece of the project is a Mental Health and Wellness Conference for Youth for the Fall of 2021, which is led by and open to youth in Edson and the surrounding area.
The impact of the project leaves the community with the importance of mental health and wellness and no desire to stop learning and open to this necessity. It also continues to grow within the schools, influencing administration to continue then conversations in their classrooms, participate in mental health and wellness focused activities and provide resources to students.
Edson, AB Canada
Individual Community Grant