After 18 months of consultation with young people, Jack.org launches Be There, an online resource that gives everyone the education and skills they need to support the people in their lives through a mental health struggle. This resource is developed to address the huge gap in mental health education that Jack.org’s young leaders had continually raised as a barrier to positive mental health. Be There is visited by over half a million people in the first year. (BeThere.org)
Youth Voice Report
Jack.org publishes its second Youth Voice Report, providing five evidence-based recommendations for adult allies on how to support and promote youth mental health across Canada. The Youth Voice Report is published in a spirit of collaboration, with the understanding that youth leaders cannot end the youth mental health crisis without the engagement and support of decision makers. (jack.org/yvr)
Campus Assessment Tool
Jack.org pilots the Campus Assessment Tool (CAT), a five-part, youth-led participatory research tool designed to support the advocacy work of student-run Jack Chapters, on ten post-secondary Chapters across Canada. The CAT guides young people through a process of understanding how their campus communities serve, protect, and promote youth mental health, and gives us an accurate picture of the youth mental health landscape. (jack.org/cat)
The Federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, gives the keynote address at the national Jack Summit. Speaking about her experience with mental illness, Minister Talylor engages with Jack.org delegates from across the country to address the youth mental health crisis.
The 10th anniversary Jack Ride surpasses its $1 million dollar fundraising target, reaching a record-setting $1.3 million dollars for youth mental health. With over 1000 incredible riders and 7000 donors, this is a testament to the power of the Jack Ride community.
Jack.org meets with other leaders in youth mental health in Brisbane, Australia for the 5th International Association for Youth Mental Health. Jack.org presents findings from the Youth Voice Report, collaborates with other leaders in the space, and collects learnings from international partners on how to best promote youth mental health throughout the world.