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Supporting free access to youth mental health services

The numbers are simple, yet startling; one in five youth is affected by mental health illness.

Nearly 40% of Moncton-area youth say they are not able to solve problems without harming themselves or others.

When our youth need help, many turn to Atlantic Wellness Centre. In this issue of the Pickle Planet Podcast, Executive Director Andrew LeBlanc joins hosts Jenna & Tosh to discuss the centre, how it works, and what help it needs to continue.

The non-profit offers free mental health services to youth and their families in the Greater Moncton Area. It operates on grants, donations, and fundraising events — including the annual Monster Trot and Bar-BOO-Que, happening in 2019 on Saturday, October 26 at the Moncton Coliseum.

To access the centre’s mental health call-in clinic on Mondays, call 506-382-9804.

To donate to the centre (a donation in a teacher’s name makes a wonderful gift!), click here.

Since opening in 2012, Atlantic Wellness Centre has provided free mental health services to more than 1,100 local youth.

  • 90% of clients report an improvement in their daily life.
  • 77% of clients accessing the call-in Mental Health Clinic say they would have gone ‘nowhere’ or to the hospital if they couldn’t call.
  • All services are provided at no cost to the client. The centre relies completely on grants, donations, and fundraising activities.

To listen to the podcast, click play below. You can also subscribe on iTunes or Spotify, so you never miss an episode. The Pickle Planet Podcast also airs on RogersTV in New Brunswick.

 

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