You can celebrate Child & Youth mental health day

May 1, 2023

The key message or theme for Canada’s Child & Youth Mental Health Day, May 7, is “I care about you.”

Founded by FamilySmart in 2007, the special day aims to build caring connections between young people and the adults in their lives. It is intended to create awareness and acknowledgement of the thousands of children, youth, and families needing mental health support and care across Canada.

In honour of the day, in 2019, the Children’s Health Policy Centre released its 50th issue of the Quarterly publication about children’s mental health research. This celebratory edition — focusing on good news to safeguard children’s health — is titled Celebrating children’s mental health: 50 lessons learned.