MHCC / W2A: Rainbow Youth Health – Wisdom2Action

MHCC / W2A: Rainbow Youth Health

November 8, 2018 5:00 pm – November 9, 2018 4:30 pm

MHCC / W2A: Rainbow Youth Health
Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Adults in Health Care

5:00pm – 9:00pm Thursday, November 8
8:30pm – 4:30pm FRiday, November 9

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1L 6B8

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and Wisdom2Action (W2A) are committed to supporting the mental health and wellness of LGBTQ2S+ emerging adults.

LGBTQ2S+ emerging adults face particular challenges that put their mental health at greater risk, including significant barriers to health care access. In an effort to support the larger goal of increasing health sector access and improving the service user experience for LGBTQ2S+ emerging adults, MHCC and W2A are hosting a pan-Canadian forum aimed at creating safer spaces in health care settings. Created and hosted in partnership with LGBTQ2S+ emerging adults between 18 and 25 years of age, the forum provides a platform for young people to centre their voices.

Attendance was open to LGBTQ2S+ emerging adults from 18-25 years of age interested in improving health care services, with priority given to people with lived experience of mental health problems or illnesses and/or substance use issues.

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