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Youth Programs

All of our programs are free of charge and open to everyone in the community. If you have issues accessing these programs such as transportation, physical or language barriers, please let our program staff know and we will work with you to eliminate this barrier. For more information and to register for our programs, please call the clinic at 705-422-1888.

Girl Talk Program

This eight-week evidence-based program for young women was developed by CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). Education about self-esteem, body image, relationships and dealing with stress are discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to express themselves through different artistic projects, discussions, activities and guest speakers. The main purpose of the group is to increase connections between participants, and to provide a safe space to promote positive mental health.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Varies depending on available space
Contact: Alannah Paylor at alannah.paylor@sgbchc.ca or 705-422-1888 x 133

Learning How to Breathe

Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a mindfulness-based curriculum created for classroom or group settings. Teenagers will learn how to improve their attention span and emotion regulation, as well as cultivate emotions like gratitude and compassion. Participants will learn how to integrate mindfulness into daily life, and practice their stress management skills. Each session includes age-appropriate discussion, activities, and opportunities to practice mindfulness in a group setting.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Varies depending on available space
Contact: Alannah Paylor at alannah.paylor@sgbchc.ca or 705-422-1888 x 133

School Outreach Program

The School Outreach program provides outreach support and aims to reduce barriers many young people face when accessing health services to students at their school. Health professionals are available to support students with their physical and emotional well-being. All services are free of charge and open to any student. Students can access services on their own or school staff can make a referral. Student supports available through the program include:

Registered Nurse: Students can see the Registered Nurse for any issues relating to their physical and mental well-being. Students can see the nurse for health education, sexual health (healthy relationships, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy), mental health (anxiety, depression, eating disorder, self harm), smoking, or common illnesses and injuries.

Youth Outreach Worker: Students can see the Youth Outreach Worker for any issues relating to their social and emotional well-being such as school stress, bullying, feeling sad/down, feeling anxious/stressed, poor self-esteem or body image issues, relationships, issues at home, and other life challenges.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Available at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Stayner Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Elmvale District High School & Jean Vanier Catholic High School
Contact: Alannah Paylor at alannah.paylor@sgbchc.ca or 705-422-1888 x 133

Students and staff can request services by filling out a self-referral appointment slip, and placing it in a confidential, locked, drop box located in the Guidance office.

Youth Wellness Presentations

These workshops provide health and wellness education to classrooms in local area high schools. Topics may include: sexual health, healthy eating, stress management and healthy relationships.

Date: Please call for a list of available dates and times
Location: Varies depending on available space
Contact: Alannah Paylor at alannah.paylor@sgbchc.ca or 705-422-1888 x 133

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