Meet Jackie Hames. She’s a Transition Coach at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Youth Wellness Centre (YWC). The YWC is on the second floor of the historic Pigott Building in Hamilton’s downtown core. Bright, accessible, and inclusive, it’s a space where youth aged 17 to 25 can seek support for mental health or substance use issues,… Continue reading $300,000 Donation from RBC Helps Hamilton’s Youth to Navigate the Mental Health Care System
Written by: Sebastian Bron, The Hamilton Spectator As a Black teen growing up in Hamilton, Rayanne Banaga heard all the stereotypes. “There was times that teachers would assume I was living in poverty or that I came from a bad family, just because I was Black,” she says. “So often I was being treating in… Continue reading St. Joe’s launches critical mental health program for Black youth
Do you ever text someone who leaves you waiting for a response? How long is too long? How long until you start to worry you might not get one? There was a time when we worried about our elderly who live alone, who may have mobility issues preventing them from getting out to the store… Continue reading Podcast: An Open Mind
Sarah grew up with abuse and neglect. It caused her to develop an anxiety disorder as a child. After standing up against her mistreatment, she sought help from the Youth Wellness Centre (YWC). The YWC helped her find an apartment, provided her with emergency funding, and made sure she got the mental health care she needed. Sarah is now doing well, receiving successful therapy and serving on the Youth Council, advocating for mental health services and accessibility in the city.