Description (Service) A multi-visit program designed to help intermediate age youth develop and maintain good mental health, while decreasing stigma surrounding mental illness and its treatment. Minimum presentation of two, but typically Let's Talk is an 8-visit program covering topics such as
  • mental health awareness
  • resource awareness
  • goal setting
  • values
  • relationships
  • coping with stress

The first visit includes:
  • A survey of students' awareness and attitudes about mental health and mental illness
  • Mental illness - what is it, what are the symptoms, what are the "stigmas"

The second visit may include:
  • Interactive activities to practice good coping strategies
  • Personal stories of youth(s) who have experienced mental illness firsthand, including what it was like when the symptoms of mental illness first developed, when and where they went for help and how they are currently managing
  • An informal discussion forum where students will get to discuss issues they are facing, their views about the mental health system and how the system could better meet their needs

Each "Let's Talk" visit is approximately 75 minutes in length and is best held a maximum of a week apart. To "encourage" discussion, peanut-free snacks are often provided during the presentations.

Let's Talk can also be offered as a monthly 8-visit program in intermediate classrooms. Additional topics include relationships, goal setting, the wheel of well-being, and youth-friendly resource information.

Service Details

Hours As requested, evenings available if required.
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility This program is available for youth (junior, intermediate, and high school classrooms).
Application Teachers and administrators can request presentations. To book a presentation, please contact the Youth and Adult Awareness & Education Supervisor, by telephone or by email.
Languages English
Fees There is no set fee for this program, however, donations to the Youth Awareness and Education programs in care of "CMHA Grey Bruce" are always gratefully appreciated.

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
1024 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 2H7
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Intersection 10th Street East and 2nd Avenue East
Physical Access Partially Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-371-3642 ext 1216
Toll Free Phone 1-888-451-2642 ext 1216, 1-888-451-CMHA ext 1216
Fax 519-371-6485
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Primary Contact Jackie Ralph, Youth and Adult Awareness & Education Supervisor; Email:
Mailing Address 1024 2nd Ave E 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 2H7


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