Culturally-Based, Family-Centered Mental Health Promotion for Indigenous Youth
Listening to One Another aims to develop a collaborative, culturally based approach to improving the mental health and well-being of youth living in Indigenous communities across Canada. The program is designed to enhance psychological, social, and emotional well-being among Indigenous youth, their families and communities. It brings together community partners from across Canada with mental health researchers at several universities. It is currently funded as one of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategies.
The program originates out of a collaboration between Secwepemc, Swampy Cree, Anishinabe, Innu and Mi'gmaq First Nations and research teams based out of McGill University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Regina. By combining the social and cultural expertise of Indigenous community members with the resources of the University-based teams, Listening to One Another promotes positive mental health over the course of 14, two-and-a-half-hour sessions.
Project testimony from one of our long term project coordinators, Deanna Cook from Splatsin, BC:
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada