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Upcoming Presentations at the Victoria Foundry Youth Clinic

 
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Upcoming Presentations at the Victoria Foundry Youth Clinic
by Janine Reedeker - Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:57 AM
 

Presentations this month at the 

FOUNDRY VICTORIA   818 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC   office@foundryvictoria.ca 

Speakers Dr. Carol- Ann Saari, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Island Health and Cindy Lozza Counsellor with Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Services will lead a discussion on marijuana and how it relates to mental health including anxiety, depression, psychosis. The will describe the changing landscape of marijuana with legalization and offer tips for how to help youth cope with stressors in ways other than substance use. 

Time & Date: Wednesday May 15th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The Foundry, 818 Douglas St.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2XIcYEU ( Seating is Limited )

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Marijuana and How it Relates to Mental Health  A Discussion for Parents and Caregivers of Youth  Speakers Dr. Carol Ann Sari, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Island Health and Cindy Lazaar Counsellor with Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Services will lead a discussion on marijuana and how it relates to mental health including anxiety, depression, psychosis. The will describe the changing landscape of marijuana with legalization and offer tips for how to help youth cope with stressors in ways other than substance use.

  

(2) The Three C's of Teen Mental Health & Wellness: Conversation + Connection= Change: How To Support your Teen in their Mental Health Journey. (Click here PDF)

At the age of 12, Shilpa was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, facing tremendous adversity and struggling with self harm and suicidal ideation. However, she then realized that stigma should not get in the way of taking care of our mental health. Shilpa will highlight her journey and will discuss the importance of conversation and connection in relation to the roles that parents and caretakers play in their child's mental health journey.

Presenter- Shilpa Narayan, Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Social Justice Activist- Shilpa will help parents understand what it is like to be a teen with mental health issues, how to break down the stigma and barriers with mental illnesses and how parents can help support their children during this difficult time. 

 Date & Time: Thursday May 16th,  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Saanich Neighbourhood Place ( Inside Pearkes Rec. Centre)

 

Too many of our students leave our schools with less confidence than when they arrive. Struggling students and their families are often made aware of the deficits while silenced of the strengths. Chris will share real stories of the positive impact of a focus on the strengths of our children. When we start with the strengths and positives of our students, we look through a different lens and work to create the conditions for real success, increased self-confidence, and a changed story of life at school.

Presenter: Chris Wejr, Principal

Date & Time: Thursday May 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Military Family Resource Centre