Kids Help Phone’s ‘Finding Hope’ supports Indigenous youth’s mental health nationwide

Friday, May 13th, 2022 10:45am

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

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'Finding Hope' is an action plan from Kids Help Phone that aims to give supports for Indigenous youth.

 

 

Kids Help Phone and Sobeys have partnered up for an action plan called "Finding Hope"- that supports for Indigenous youth across the county. This year, the goal is to increase Indigenous counseling and crisis response by 20 percent, along with maximizing Indigenous access to counselling. Their goal is to help connect Indigenous youth to virtual counselling and crisis response programs one million times by 2025.

Deanna Dunham, director of Indigenous Initiatives and Equity Programs says that the program will include 37 actions that involves inclusion and building awareness services.

Deanna Dunham, director of indigenous Initiativesw and Equity Programs

 

Dunham says that in 2017, Indigenous youth were in a greater need for mental health support due to having less access in their communities.

 

Dunham also talks about two other programs that Kids Help Phone offers Indigenous communities.

 

Dunham says that it’s important to support Indigenous communities as best they can in the work they do.

 

For more information about this program, visit to reach out for help kidshelpphone.ca/get-involved/finding-hope or call 1-800-668-6868

 

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