Perfect for school clubs, individuals, groups of friends, campus organizations. Appropriate for all ages.
Description: Put together a list of available supports and mental health services in your community and/or school. Create a brochure, one-pager or postcard with a list of these resources to hand out to young people in your community. You can hand them out by setting up an info table, handing them out at a popular sporting event or anywhere else young people hang out.
Objective: To inform young people about what resources and supports are available in their community and to create an open mental health dialogue.
Impact categories: Knowledge & Attitudes
Target audience: Entire community or school
Cost: Minimal printing/paper costs
Human requirements: At least 2 people to research and a larger group to distribute the info.
Partnerships: No partnership is necessary however it could be helpful to partner with local health centres or wellness groups to brainstorm local resources.
Promotion: No promotion is strictly needed, but you can always turn to social media to advertise where you will be handing the resource cards out. Use the hashtag #DoSomething to be part of the national campaign.