Becoming a New Mentality Alumni

What happens next? To all the work you’ve put in, to the peers you’ve made, to the support you had. I’ve thought about what happens to all of it when the road I’ve been walking on finally comes to an end. Crossing that bridge into becoming an alumni within your new mentality groups and seeing […]

Meet Our Media Ambassador Zibby!

Hey y’all! You may have seen me on The New Mentality’s website under their blog section. Some of you may recognize me and some of you might have been like who is this??? Well … I’m Zibby! I’m going to tell y’all a little bit about me and what I’m doing here. For starters, some […]

Youth Create Resources on The Transitions In and Out of High School

We all can remember a moment or a time when we were transitioning from middle school to high school, or transitioning out of high school and had no idea what to expect. What comes next? How do I navigate this new space? These questions racing through our minds. As students you may be getting ready to […]

Disable the Label 2020 Alumni Experience!

Disable The Label (DTL), that title brings such fond memories, and Geneva park being home away from home. Filled with laughter, fun, connections, conversations, growth, learning, and of course lots of chocolate milk. DTL has held many individuals from many walks of life.  However this year we weren’t able to do that. We weren’t able […]

New Mentality youth talk about what Pride means to them!

June is Pride Month! This month is a time dedicated to celebrating and supporting the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Whether you identify as LGBTQ or are an ally, everyone can join in the celebration of love. We spoke to two of our New Mentality youth, Rachel and Diya about what Pride means to them!  Why is Pride […]

A Message to Our Community

Hello to our New Mentality Community, As many of you may know we have been hosting an 8 week virtual Disable the Label leadership program. For those who attended last week, week 5,  you saw that we switched our sessions to be responsive to world events including the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto. We […]

Disable the Label 2020

Disable the Label is going digital this year! Unfortunately, we had to make some tough decisions for Disable the Label 2020, we have decided to not move forward with an in-person DTL at Geneva Park. However, when Cathy Dyer, the founder of The New Mentality moved on in 2014 she said, no matter what happens […]

Practicing Self-Care During Self-Isolation

Hi everyone, Fizza here! I hope you all are at home and staying healthy. It’s been an extremely challenging time for all of us around the world. Now more than ever, we all need to focus on taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally. With an emphasis now being to stay home and practice […]

My Visit to Our Youth 4 Youth New Mentality Group in Burlington!

On Monday I got to visit our amazing youth in Burlington, who are with our partner agency Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services! Getting to see our different groups, and the incredible work they’re doing in their communities has always been the most rewarding and exciting part of the work I get to do.   […]

My Visit to The New Mentality Thunder Bay!

Last and final stop of my mini New Mentality tour, our New Mentality group at Children’s Centre in Thunder Bay! It has been an exciting last few days, getting to meet many of the wonderful youth from across our network, and what better way to end it off than with our youth in Thunder Bay, […]

Visiting the New Northern Mentality in Sault Ste. Marie!

Onto stop two of my mini New Mentality tour, our New Northern Mentality in Sault Ste. Marie who are with our partner agency Algoma Family Services (AFS)!   I started off my day with getting on a small plane headed to Sault Ste. Marie! On the way there I met some very nice people on […]

Visiting Our New Mentality Halton Group!

I’m currently on a mini New Mentality tour visiting 3 of our groups across the province. First on the stop, our New Mentality Halton group, who are with our partner agency Reach Out for Kids!   After somewhat of a long commute and listening to some Bollywood music along the way of course, I arrived […]

Applications Open for Disable the Label 2020 Hosting Team

We are currently recruiting for the 2020 Disable the Label Team! About Disable the Label and the Hosting Team Disable the Label (DTL) is The New Mentality’s annual 4-day summer leadership retreat where we bring together our network to gather to learn and enhance our youth engagement skills, share our local projects, and build meaningful […]

When Will They Hear Us?

Today is a day when everyone speaks up and speaks out about Canada’s mental health system. Many people will share their experiences, and have an open dialogue. However, on this day I think of those racialized children and youth who often are not apart of these conversations. Their voice is not heard. Their concerns are […]


Last week I had the privilege of speaking to our government at Queen’s Park regarding the crisis the current child and youth mental health system is facing. When I was first asked to speak, it was quite nerve-wracking as I only had two days to create my speech. However, the night before I had to […]

My Visit to East Metro Youth Services!

Last week I got to visit our New Mentality group in Scarborough, at East Metro Youth Services (EMYS)!   Walking into EMYS, I was amazed at how incredibly youth friendly the space was, from a recording studio, to video games, and so much more! The space was very interactive, and made me wish I was […]

Youth Action Committee Applications Open! Deadline January 8 at noon!

The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is currently recruiting for a Co-Chair and Committee Members for the 2020 group cycle! About The Youth Action Committee  The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a provincial advisory committee, made up of youth aged 16-24 who work to reduce stigma and improve mental health services for children and youth through […]

My First CMHO Conference!

Just last month I had the privilege of attending my first ever Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) Conference, as The New Mentality Network Coordinator. Being North America’s largest child and youth mental health conference, it truly lived up to its title! More than 700 delegates from across the infant, child and youth mental health sector […]