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Help Winnipeg youth who are struggling with their mental health. Let’s end stigma & teach kids the tools they need to cope.

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Promoting positive youth mental health in Winnipeg

Let’s make sure young people have support when they face mood disorders, addiction or psychiatric illness.

Only 1 in 5 kids who need mental health care receives it. Consequently, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian youth. Stigma around getting help and a lack of services mean Winnipeg children are suffering. And untreated mental illness can lead to a lifetime of struggles, including addiction.

Supporting United Way Winnipeg makes a real difference in our community

How are we helping Winnipeg kids with mental health challenges?

  • Peer support

    Meeting other teens who share the same struggles lets youth know they’re not alone. Peer support in person and over the phone and summer camps help youth share experiences and develop life skills while building a community of peers.

  • School-based literacy

    When we remove the stigma around asking for help, kids reach out for help sooner. School-based programs educate youth on mental health & mental illnesses, breaking down stigma, and encouraging kids to seek help if they need it.

  • Counselling

    Dealing with trauma helps youth gain positive coping skills and process the past. Counselling & supports for youth who’ve experienced sexual assault, abuse, or are pregnant help them work towards a bright future.

  • Inclusion

    From culturally appropriate mental health programs for Indigenous youth, to a welcome refuge for LGBTQ2S+ youth, to mental health care for homeless youth, inclusion is an important factor in mental wellbeing.

What we’re doing to support mental wellness in Winnipeg

These agencies receive stable & program funding thanks to your donations. They’re there when youth are struggling with mood disorders and trauma, when they feel disconnected, when they don’t know how to make it through the day. You can help by giving to United Way Winnipeg’s community fund to support this important work.

Canadian Mental Health Association

School based mental health literacy, including fighting stigma.

Canadian Red Cross

Education aimed at reducing bullying.

Knowles Centre

Therapy to help children & their families cope with sexual abuse.

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Culturally relevant mental health program for Indigenous youth.

Marymound

Treatment for youth who’ve been sexually abused or assaulted.

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Peer support. Music camps to help youth experience a sense of community.

New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families

Family therapy to cope with sexual assault.

Rainbow Resource Centre

Counselling for LGBTQ2S+ youth.

Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY)
Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY)

Community mental health worker supporting homeless youth.

Villa Rosa

Counselling & support for pregnant teens.

“It was just really hard.

I had some problems with drinking, too, to help ease the pain.”

Today, thanks to your donations, Sydney has the tools she needs to cope with her mood disorder in a healthy way.

Watch Sydney's Story

Give now to help Winnipeg youth find mental health support

Let’s make sure Winnipeg kids have the best mental health supports possible. Let’s make sure stigma disappears so they seek help early.

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