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Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community

The Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community is an interactive virtual space that brings people together in Saskatchewan around the topic of youth mental health. It is a place where individuals and organizations can build relationships with others working in the space, share ideas, share the progress of current work, and engage in a process of collective learning.

What is a sharing and learning community?

Collaboration can help further advance activities promoting youth mental health and wellness in Saskatchewan by accelerating the spread of work and experience gained from these activities. Those working in the space have expressed a desire to come together to better understand the work Is currently happening in the province and the potential to learn and share together to continue forward momentum. By creating a space to share and learn from others, the Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community is an opportunity to build relationships, explore what is working, and examine future collaboration opportunities to improve youth mental health.

What are the benefits of joining a sharing and learning community?

The Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community can help to:

  • Connect people. The community brings people and organizations together to network and develop relationships amongst those with a shared interest in youth mental health and wellness in Saskatchewan.
  • Create a space to share ideas and experiences. Community members can share their progress on what is being done in Saskatchewan to improve youth mental health and wellness. It’s also a forum to celebrate and highlight successes and what is working. Members can also support each others’ challenges or hurdles by sharing their knowledge, experience, and network with the group.
  • Accelerate collective learning. The group will deepen its collective knowledge by sharing experiences in supporting youth mental health, progress on work underway, and additional resources or materials amongst the group. Tools and processes can be identified through the community to support ongoing efforts as well as the potential to work together towards shared goals and collective progress.

What does the Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community look like? 

Over the next six months, we invite people and organizations working in the area of youth mental health and wellness in Saskatchewan to join the Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community. The community is currently meeting with members to identify interest areas and learning needs.

Time commitment

Participants are encouraged to join when they can. At this stage, the Sharing and Learning Community will host a series of events or discussions which will consist of virtual 90 minute-long meetings.

Cost

There is no cost to join the Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community. This service is offered on behalf of the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council as a part of our work focused on helping our partners to improve youth mental health and wellness in Saskatchewan.

Upcoming events

Currently, the community is meeting via WebEx once per month for 1.5 hours on the last Thursday of each month from 10:30 am – 12 pm.

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Contact the Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community team

For more information about the Youth Mental Health Sharing and Learning Community, please email the team at youthmentalhealth@hqc.sk.ca. For more general contact information, please visit the contact us page.

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