ICE Training – Health and Wellness Sector

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$75/student + HST
Diana Wilson

Bring your Health and Wellness S.H.S.M. students to Albion Hills Field Centre for a one day Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (I.C.E.) Training certification. The certification will be led by Albion’s O.C.T.-certified teaching team working with a sector partner from Trillium Health Partners. The workshop will include a delicious homestyle lunch for all participants.

Sector Partner:

  • Dianne Fierheller, MSW RSW, PhD Candidate
    Community Lead, Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI)
    Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners
    The Family and Child Health Initiative

The Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI) aims to conduct research that reveals the unique opportunities and challenges in Peel related to family and child health and that leads to improvements in the mental and physical health and wellness of all children living in our communities. Children’s health begins with family health and is a complex social, cultural, and economic phenomena that requires community-wide research and response. In fall 2018 and winter 2019 the FCHI team engaged almost 60 local organizations across sectors and fields who are invested in the health and wellness of families in Peel, including social services, healthcare, education, community support, and cultural associations. The objective of this engagement was to understand the work already underway in Peel, the challenges families face, possible solutions, and opportunities for collaboration and new approaches. One of the common themes that emerged from this work was mental health issues, which leads to our ICE challenge.

I.C.E. Challenge Statement:

  • How do we address shame and stigma surrounding mental health issues with teens and families?

Throughout FCHI’s community engagement work it was highlighted that “mental health” is the most significant challenge facing Peel families today. Children, youth and their family members may all experience mental health issues that impact their thinking, moods, behaviours, experiences at school and learning, and relationships with family, friends and peers. In addition, accessing mental health supports can be a challenge for children, youth and families.

Children’s mental health Ontario reports that:

  • 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario will experience some form of mental health problems and 5 out of 6 of those kids will not receive the treatment they need.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (2012) reports that:

  • 63% of youth point to stigma as the most likely reason to not seek help.

F.C.H.I. and Albion Hills Field Centre invite you to participate in this real-world challenge that will explore how we can address shame and stigma surrounding mental health issues.