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“I Hope You Feel Something” – Youth Wellness Centre publishes first poetry anthology

“Hope Waits” “Wild Mind” “Non-Visible Ouchies” “Things I Wish I Could Say” These are just a few of the pieces you’ll find inside the Youth Wellness Centre’s (YWC) first poetry anthology, aptly titled, I Hope You Feel Something. In July 2023, clients of the YWC were invited to attend drop-in sessions to try their hand… Continue reading “I Hope You Feel Something” – Youth Wellness Centre publishes first poetry anthology

A place to create. Youth Wellness Centre mural allows Hamilton youth to be seen

Youth Wellness Centre clients Megan and Farhana pose in front of the Centre’s new mural   Hamilton’s James St. S. just got a lot brighter. Among the blocks of old buildings, office towers and construction, the colourful front window of St. Joe’s Youth Wellness Centre (YWC) stands out.  It wasn’t always this way. The building is… Continue reading A place to create. Youth Wellness Centre mural allows Hamilton youth to be seen

Providing culturally responsive mental health care to BIPOC youth

Jaleesa Bygrave recalls sitting in her high school guidance counsellor’s office and being told “university just isn’t for you,” a message she discovered was also delivered to other racialized students in her school. It was this experience, paired with her father’s encouragement to prove the guidance counsellor wrong, that propelled Jaleesa to do just that,… Continue reading Providing culturally responsive mental health care to BIPOC youth
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