On October 5th, the Government of Northwest Territories released its fourth free mental health and wellness subscription box to NWT Youth.
These boxes are being made available as part of the My Voice My Choice Campaign for Youth Wellness. Launched in 2011, My Voice My Choice is a social marketing campaign that provides NWT youth with information to positively influence their choices and behaviours related to their mental wellness.
The boxes include a variety of health and mental wellness resources, including topic-specific materials, as well as individual and group activities such as colouring sheets and activity kits by northern-based artists. The boxes are available directly to youth and to organizations who work with youth.
There are five different subscription boxes, each with a unique theme:
Self Harm and Suicide Prevention
Substance Use and Mental Health
The themes for the subscription boxes were developed after NWT youth identified that they wanted to learn more about sexual health, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, and healthy coping skills.
The theme of this month’s box is “Self Harm and Suicide Prevention.” Youth aged 13-18, and organizations who serve them, can request a box by emailing [email protected].