CMHA Calgary’s YouthSMART (Youth Supporting Mental Health and Resiliency Together) integrates collaborative, youth-initiated mental health learning opportunities in local junior and senior high schools.
YouthSMART knows that students are incredibly influential amongst their peers, within their schools, families, and communities. As such, YouthSMART approaches youth as valuable peer contributors actively involved in the programing and opportunities that directly impact their wellness, and works with youth leaders to transform the culture of their school surrounding mental health.
The Canadian Mental Health Association—Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) builds awareness and provides education and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide.
We provide community-based support programs, including supportive and independent living, homeless outreach, aboriginal outreach, suicide bereavement support and peer support programs for families and individuals.
We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.