Youth and Mental Health
TeachResiliency.ca is an online portal that provides resources to promote and enhance both teacher and student mental well-being. The Co-operators is a supporting partner of this program alongside Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and University of Western Ontario – Centre For School Mental Health. Teach Resiliency is available to the public and we encourage teachers, students and parents to check it out and learn more about mental health resiliency.
As a part of our ongoing partnership with PHE Canada we also run our annual Share2Care campaign where schools from across the country share their mental health projects and apply to receive funding support for their existing programs. We feature the recipient’s mental health programs promising practices on our Teach Resiliency website so that they can become a resource to other schools.
Our partnership with Enactus Canada focuses on building the mental health and resiliency of post-secondary students as well as providing students with the opportunity to do the same in their communities.
Together, we established The Co-operators Mental Health Project Accelerator. The Project Accelerator provides Enactus student teams with the opportunity to receive funding and mentorship on projects that support mental health in their communities. The Co-operators also provides mental health education to students through the Mental Health Zone and Leadership sessions at Enactus regional and national competitions.
Kids Help Phone
The Co-operators is a founding donor of the Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, which provides youth with enhanced support through a confidential 24/7 texting service, ensuring they receive the help they need, when they need it and in the way they prefer. By texting CONNECT to 686868, you can chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support on any issue. Our partnership supports the psychological well being of youth, particularly those aged 18 to 25, which helps build stronger communities.