This site talks about a program offered for boys and girls. It is called Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading provider of quality out-of-school programs that support the healthy physical, mental, educational and social development of young people.” They offer mental health promotion during out-of-school hours. Key issues on youth mental health include approximately 1:7 aged under 19 experience mental health issues, 10-20% young people experience anxiety, and 8% of Canadians experience depression at some point in their lifetime.
Factors that affect youth mental health include violence, discrimination, poverty, girls’ socialization, and quality of relationships. Some of the impacts of poor mental health include risky behaviours and suicide. You can help students improve their mental health status by being positive, introduce them to activities, be inclusive, engage the students, be supportive, and build stronger relationships.