National Child & Youth Mental Health Day

Hosted by FamilySmart

Child & Youth Mental Health Day takes place on May 7, 2020. The theme this year is caring – how you show caring and what makes you feel cared for?

WHO WE ARE: FamilySmart® is a non-profit organization that comes alongside young people and families to provide support, navigation assistance and information and invites them and professionals to come alongside each other to learn with and from each other to enhance the quality of experiences and services for child and youth mental health. We’re Together-CentredTM because we know it enhances the mental health of children, youth and young adults.

Our Work

What is Child & Youth Mental Health Day?

Since our first Child & Youth Mental Health Day in 2007, thousands of homes, schools, communities and businesses have come together to talk about child and youth mental health and connect with kids about their mental health.
This year, with your support, we want to reach more people than ever.
On May 7, 2020 we invite you to participate in our message “I care about you” and demonstrate how you demonstrate caring, or answer how you feel cared for?
A link to resources is found at the bottom of the page.

Child & Youth Facts

Getting involved online

We want to get people talking about and caring about child & youth mental health. By joining us online, we can have a greater reach and impact.

Download our graphics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (feed and stories) and share with your friends, family, and/or co-workers.

Follow us and help us spread the word. It’s also the best way to receive updates and see what others are saying!

Why not raise money through Facebook Donate on Child & Youth Mental Health Week?

STEP 1

Visit facebook.com/fundraisers

STEP 2

Click Raise Money

STEP 3

Select Nonprofit/Charity

STEP 1

Select FamilySmart, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.

STEP 2

Click Create

STEP 3

Share

#may7icare

Host or attend an event

May 7th is about having caring conversations and making connections between children, youth and caring adults in their lives. Caring Connections enhance the mental health of children and youth and it is part of their overall health. Hosting or attending an event or having a conversation with young people about their mental health helps bring awareness to child and youth mental health.

Raising awareness is vital for changing the way people think about child and youth mental health and events like your help us reach more people than we ever could alone.

In past years people have:

Placed posters in shops, community centres, schools or gathering places

Hosted an event and provided cake, resources, information and give-away’s

Hosted a guest speaker in schools, community centres, or places of business to provide information and resources on child & youth mental health

Other ideas include:

Host a coffee morning – provide coffee and muffins for your co-workers and share FamilySmart resources

Or, click here for ideas and our step-by-step guide

We also have an activity map to promote all the events going on across the province and Canada

Submit your event here and we will include it on our site and map.