High school students learn about the importance of mental healthNovember 7, 2022
The Children’s Health Policy Centre provided a keynote talk at a recent workshop for high school students. The talk took place Oct. 19, 2022, on the invitation of BC Children’s Hospital and the UBC Mini Medical School.
Some 450 students from 27 school districts and 117 high schools across BC attended. Roughly 100 attended in person while the rest participated virtually or on-demand.
In the workshop, CHPC director Charlotte Waddell described the critical importance of children’s mental health. She also outlineded how common mental disorders are, how they affect young people, and what causes these disorders. She then described effective prevention and treatment programs to help young people.
A lively question and answer period followed the presentation and some students reached out later, by email, with even more questions.