Community Outreach and Education Services

York Hills Community Outreach and Mental Health Education Services offers workshops and group sessions to both general and at risk populations.
This service supports by:

Offering a number of weekly programs designed for students in York Region schools.

Providing community parent and caregiver presentations in a variety of settings on a variety of topics, including emotional wellness, depression, worries, and stress.

Hosting information booths at community events allows us to share information related to children’s mental health to larger audiences. These booths can be staffed by request.

These programs include:

Making a Difference

A program developed to help students recognize bullying behaviours and repair the harm inflicted by those who bully. Offered over 8 weeks, in 45-60 minute sessions, it is designed for grades 4 and up.

Be Cybersmart

A program to help students understand how to be “cybersmart”. Topics include information sharing, protecting information, and how to effectively report cyber bullying. Offered over 6 weeks, in 45-60 minute sessions, it is designed for grades 5 and up.

Taking Charge of Me

A program created to support specific students who are struggling with poor anger management. This program helps students to recognize their triggers, feelings, communication patterns and positive strategies to manage anger. It is offered over 6 weeks, in 45 minute sessions, for grades 4 and up.

Build Me Confident

A program to help students identify times of stress and anxiety (i.e. tests, graduation, peer issues, etc.) and become better equipped to work through these times.

It is offered over 8 weeks, in 45-60 minute sessions, for grades 4 and up.

Be-YOU-tiful

This program was created to empower students to have a positive body image and self esteem, as well as develop strategies to enhance and strengthen their self-perceptions.

This program is offered over 6 weeks, in 60 minute sessions, for grades 6 to 8.

How do I access the service?

Please call our intake department at 905-503-9560 in order to access this service or to find out more information about other York Hills services.