Speak Your Mind

The Town of Innisfil and its partners are excited to present the 2021 Speak Your Mind Virtual Youth Mental Health Summit. The goal of this event is to create a safe environment where youth can learn about and discuss mental health from a youth perspective and end the stigma associated with youth mental health. The SYM Summit is geared for youth ages 13 – 21.

The 2021 Speak Your Mind Youth Mental Health Summit will be broken down into 3 days:

Day 1: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 9 am – 10:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

Town of Innisfil

 

Not an Experiment

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Interactive game and question/answer activity to talk about vaping issues (health, industry, marketing etc.) 

Keep it Positive

Intentions Wellness

This session will provide practical support in identifying anxiety, helping us understand our nervous system and provide proactive tools to help self-regulate.

Mindfulness

Natasha – Simcoe County District School Board

Do you feel swept up in your emotions or thoughts? This session will focus on mindfulness basics, gratitude, and compassion.

Virtual Activity and Closing remarks

Town of Innisfil

 

Day 2: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 9 am – 10:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

Town of Innisfil

 

Improve your Mood

Eat Zen with Jen

Learn and understand the benefits of nutrition; how it nourishes not only our body, but our mind and the positive and negative effects food can have on our mood.

Chat with Ryan

Ryan McPhail – CMHA

Open discussion surrounding addiction/substance use.

Virtual Group Activity and Closing remarks

Town of Innisfil

 

Day 3: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 9 am – 10:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

Town of Innisfil

 

Sex Trafficking in our Community

Youth Haven & Rising Angels

Understanding sexual exploitation- why it can happen to anyone.

Virtual Group Activity

Town of Innisfil

 

Keynote Speaker: Teen Survival Guide

Shak’s World

Shak’s Declassified Teen Survival Guide – mental and physical wellness tips for students.

Closing

Town of Innisfil

 

Registration can be for an individual day or for all 3 days. Scan the below QR code to complete the registration form.

This event will be presented via Zoom. A zoom link will be sent to those who register prior to each day’s event.