Starts With Me is partnered with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).
All our speakers are trained in the Program from CAMH called’Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest’ was a revolutionary program that was created by the innovative and brilliant nurses from what was CAMH in 1987!
Our Founder & Director Mike Stroh has also worked closely with the Mental Health Commission of Canada & the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario on the youth mental health Headstrong Project.
2019 | Exemplary Innovative Practice Award | Mental Health & Student Leadership
Our Director Mike Stroh received this award for the work he did with the St. Michael’s Choir School.
Mental Health 101
We’ve had years of experience working with and presenting for many of Canada’s biggest mental health agencies, hospitals, Universities, and High Schools. Collectively we’ve presented to over 50,000 students.
Mindfulness in Schools
We have created a unique mindfulness program based on our founder Mike Stroh‘s vast experience of practicing and teaching mindfulness. Mike also has a certificate in teaching the the Mindful Schools Curriculum.
Movement & Mental Health | Move – Breathe – Talk
We developed this program to engage students in ways that relate to them. We use running, walking, mindful stretching, and breathing practices to facilitate the experience of mindfulness that young people can relate to and enjoy!
Youth Mental Health Innovation
The State Of Mind Festival (SOM) celebrates teen expressions of mental health through multimedia, traditional, and non-traditional arts. These are created by high school students and other young people through classroom SOM, student & teacher co-created curriculum.
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