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Children’s Mental Health Week

posted by Scott Williams

Children's Mental Health

May 3-9th is Children’s Mental Health Week and KW Counselling Services is partnering with other local agencies including Lutherwood, Carizon and Langs to promote mental health education and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

On Monday May 4th, we will participate in a Children’s Mental Health Expo in the Rotunda at Kitchener City Hall from 2:30-5pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to stop by and check out the resources available to support mental health in our community.

We are also pleased to be part of the Shh...It's Mental Health Speakers' Series. There are four events in the series. All four presentations are free and there is no need to register.


Monday May 4th - Building Resilience in Your Child - Teaching Them Tools for Life

Learn a common language to help promote healthy relationships at home, school and the community. Model healthy ways to manage frustration and disappointment, resolve family conflicts faster, improve family relationships, reduce family stress, increase interactive family time and be confident as a parent.

Location: Carizon

400 Queen St, Kitchener

Sehl Room

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Tuesday May 5th - Teen Suicide and Self-Harming Behaviour

Teenagers face intense, escalating emotions that can be overwhelming and lead to self-harming and suicidal behaviours. This open forum enables parents to better understand these behaviours and find resources they need to help them cope.

Location: Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen St. North, Kitchener

Room E

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Wednesday May 6th - Supporting Gender Variant and Trans Children and Youth

Gain an understanding of the complexities of gender identity and expression. Participants will learn of the unique needs of, and issues facing, gender variant and trans children and youth. Parents and professionals will learn ways to better understand and support the inclusion and well-being of these individuals.

Location: KW Counselling Services

480 Charles Street East

Kitchener, ON

Room 217

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Thursday May 7th - Mental Health 101

Would you like to increase your awareness of children's mental health? Have you wondered about your child's behaviour and not been sure if you should be concerned? Join us for an introduction to children's mental health. Discuss ways to talk with schools and questions to ask your primary care provider about your child's mental health.

Location: Langs

1145 Concession Road

Cambridge, ON

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Pick up your green ribbons at our Reception desk and show your support for this important cause.