CFAX Santas Anonymous supports local programs delivering mental health for children and youth.
The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Stigma-Free Society - Stigma-Free Society was born out of a need to address the personal and societal harm experienced by youth and teens living with mental illness, due to limitations created by harmful stigmas placed on them. Stigma Free Society provides children and youth with mental health tool-kits that will enhance mental health throughout their lives.
Santas is proud to support the Stigma Free Society's Student Mental Health Toolkit school program by providing a $10,000 grant to ensure youth in grades 4-12 can access a comprehensive online resource hub for mental health education, and ongoing support in the community for student, educators and caregivers.
Victoria Native Friendship Centre - The Young Warrior Program, which empowers youth ages 7-12 met twice weekly in groups to cover topics like healthy relationships, empathy, anxiety and self-care. The centre provides an environment for youth to learn and explore different interpersonal skills and connect with local elders who act as mentors and wisdom keepers to the youth.
Big Sisters Big Brothers of Victoria - Be You, Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds Program