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.
Mackenzie first sought help at the Youth Wellness Centre in 2016 after the death of her mother. Since then, she has been accessing peers support and counselling. Watch as Mackenzie shares her journey.
Diana Filc thought life would be a constant trying-to-get-by process. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety at age 13, Diana spent much of her life managing her mental health.
The St. Joe's Youth Wellness Centre is a safe environment for young people age 17 to 25 to receve expert mental health and substance use care by self-referral.
Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time however for some people, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. Well, you are not alone!
Bullying has become a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. With the rise and rapid change of digital technology, there has been an increase of cyberbullying.
A lot of people have difficulty sleeping from time to time, but insomnia is when someone has difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months.
St. Joe's Youth Wellness Centre partnered with Urbanicity Hamilton to help young people throughout our community get the help they need.
Aric Bales' journey included addiction and unasnwered questions. Having peer support helped him find answers.
For many youth, transition throughout late teens and mid 20s can be challenging. Lots of emotions and uncertainty can lead to strong feelings of anxiety or depression, and other mental health issues that can surface for the first time during this stage in life.
Fall can’t come fast enough for Levi Bailey. The 21 year old is eagerly awaiting the September start of his Pre-Media and Entertainment Program at Mohawk College. A year ago, a post-secondary opportunity was not even on his radar.