Each year, the Town of Innisfil along with community partners present Speak Your Mind to positively impact mental health and wellness in our community. The workshops and presentations let youth virtually chat and learn about mental health in a safe environment. The Speak Your Mind summit is meant for youth ages 13 to 21 years old.

Looking for mental health services in the community? Visit our Social and Community Services page.

2022 Speak Your Mind Virtual Summit

The 2022 Speak Your Mind Virtual Summit is taking place June 21 to June 23. Youth, teachers, and community organizations can register for one or all of the four workshops being offered during the summit.

Brain Food - June 21 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

The Town's Health Associate Sara Corcoran will discuss what a balanced diet looks like, how certain foods can help or hurt our mental health, and easy recipes to keep our brains fueled.

Not an Experiment - June 21 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Health professionals from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will share information about the risks of vaping.

Social Media Safety - June 22 from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

The South Simcoe Police Service's Community Support Liaison will guide youth on how to use social media in a positive and safe way.

Mental Health 101 - June 23 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario will offer activities, discussions, and relatable scenarios to help youth learn how to identify the signs of stress, anxiety, and depression, and gain practical strategies  to reduce their symptoms.

Past programs 

View recordings of the 2021 Speak Your Mind workshops below.

Improve Your Mood

You can watch Jennifer Richardson's Improve Your Mood video to explore the benefits of nutrition and how what we eat nourishes not only our body, but our mind. Learn how food can affects our mood.

Addictions and Substance with Ryan

Ryan McPhail is Peer Support Worker who is part of the Canadian Mental Health Association. You can watch an open discussion about addiction and substance use.

Not an Experiment

Watch the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's talk about vaping issues, health, industry, marketing, and common myths.

Keep it Positive

Check out the Keep it Positive video from Intention Wellness to gain practical ways to identify anxiety, understand your nervous system, and learn about proactive tools to help you self-regulate.


Do you feel swept up in your emotions or thoughts? Watch the Simcoe County District School Board's video to explore mindfulness basics, gratitude, and compassion.

Sex Trafficking in our Community

Learn and understanding about sexual exploitation and why it can happen to anyone by watching Sex Trafficking in our Community.

Teen Survival Guide

Watch Shak Edwards's Declassified Teen Survival Guide and gain mental and physical wellness tips that will help you.