The Halton New Mentality is the longest running New Mentality group. We have been running for 8 years! We are a group of youth and adult allies working together in Halton. We have youth from The New Mentality and POSSE
. We have adults from ROCK, Cameron Helps, POSSE, Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic School Board. It sounds like a lot of adults, but there are more youth! We have a high turn-over of youth and at the beginning of each year we look for new members.
We just completed our Disable The Label conference in November 2014. It was held at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville. We had approximately 200 people in attendance. This was our 5th annual conference and our biggest yet. The purpose is to reduce the stigma and increase the awareness of child and youth mental health. We invite all high schools in Halton to attend – we ask that they send one adult ally and four youth representatives. They walk away at the end of the conference with resources, tools and tips for creating their own mental health awareness events in their school. Check out our flyer from this years conference!