Diversity Dialogue - Pinetree Club

Our Group

The Pinetree Secondary School in Canada host an afterschool club every week. The club is for youth from different backgrounds to come together to share experiences, learn new things, play games and sports, and help the community.

The group is excited to be preparing a Community Action Project. Together we are going to learn more about leadership, decision-making, creative thinking, and responsibility. We are motivated to teach others in our community about youth rights and amplify the voices of other youth in the community.

The Issue

Mental health and self-care: The issue in our community is around youth who are experiencing stress at school and at home. Youth don’t know a lot about mental health and wellbeing and how to take care of themselves when they are feeling sad or stressed. Some youth are finding it hard to express their feelings and to recognize emotions.

The Change We Want to See

The Pinetree afterschool club hopes the youth in our community will better understand mental wellbeing. We want to create awareness around the difficulty that youth experience to have a better balance between school, family and other activities.

All youth have the right to rest, and the right to get information that is important to their wellbeing. Youth should be able to learn about and have access to community resources that provide help and support for their mental well-being.

Our group wants to be able to share strategies to help youth de-stress. We also hope other youth will learn about the different resources in their community and know where to go when they need help, as well as how to help others.

Diversity Dialogue - Pinetree Club Mental Well-being Tips

Pinetree Club came up with a helpful list of tips for any youth who are looking to improve their mental well-being