The New Mentality held its annual Disable the Label leadership training retreat from July 8-11th at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia, Ontario. Over the four days spent together, youth and adult allies participated in a range of educational activities, including grant-writing, event planning, and creative facilitation.
Through exploring the key themes of group facilitation, leadership, and inclusion, the group practiced creating a safe space where it is possible to have difficult conversations. Youth from across the province shared the amazing projects they are working on in their communities to reduce stigma surrounding mental health and encourage their peers to seek support. As always the Talent (not required) Show was a highlight of the week and featured some extremely talented youth!
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