What is the Classroom Edition: Livestream Jack Talk? Good question!
***Book your Jack Talk using the form below.***
Jack.org created the Classroom Edition: Livestream Jack Talk to ensure that we could continue to bring important mental health knowledge and conversations to communities across Canada. The Livestream edition continues to use peer-to-peer education to teach young people how to identify signs of struggle, how to look out for themselves and one another, and how to access support all in a live 60 minute presentation hosted on a video conference and delivered by two youth speakers.
The Jack Talk is based on a professionally-developed curriculum and focuses on equating the importance of mental health to that of physical health. When you book this Jack Talk, you are provided with:
• A dedicated regional coordinator to walk you through the planning process
• Access to our Webex video conferencing software
• Two trained Jack Talks speakers to deliver your talk
• Post-talk discussion question to keep the conversation going
• And more!
The talk is designed for young people aged 15-24. The talk is delivered by two trained youth speakers aged 18-24 so there is an authentic peer-to-peer connection between the speakers and the audience. The speakers share their own mental health story in accordance with our Safe Storytelling guidelines which ensure that audiences receive the story in a way that is non-triggering and positive. They also educate audiences about the basics of mental health, including the dual spectrum of mental health on which we all - without exception - exist. Speakers share lessons on how to recognize signs of struggle in themselves and their peers, and how to be there for those who might be struggling. Most importantly, the talk covers how to connect with resources, so that audiences have actionable next steps they can undertake.