ASI 2019 Forum
Supportive Environments for Child and Youth Mental Health: Our Shared Responsibility!

August 19-21, 2019 ~ Charlottetown, PEI

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Be part of a forum that aims to: enhance our collective understanding of the links between mental health and our environment; and increase understanding of the reciprocal relationships between policies promoting mental health and those that impact community viability and sustainability.

Collaborate on addressing supportive environments for mental health
Share ideas and take part in engaging dialogue
Develop knowledge and skills to expand your collaboration and networks
Learn from youth leaders passionate about mental health promotion
Get an update on the ASI Call to Action and how you can help continue the momentum
Network with colleagues from Atlantic Canada and beyond
Explore the historic and vibrant seaside capital of Charlottetown

Who can attend?
Community leaders, educators, policy makers, health practitioners, researchers, justice representatives, parents/caregivers, youth leaders… everyone interested in collaborating to improve mental health!

Mental health is an essential resource for life. Children and youth thrive in environments that support mental health, and their wellbeing, in turn, impacts the overall health and prosperity of our communities. Mounting global research shows the need for upstream investment in programs that support children and families, and address contributing factors, such as living

conditions and experiences during early childhood, which are key factors for mental health. A whole-of-society approach is required – collaboration between government departments (such as health, education and justice), philanthropic organizations, civil society and the business world. Call for Exhibitors

Following our successful ASI 2018 Forum on developing a whole society approach to promoting child and youth mental health, we are expanding on this theme by focusing on supportive environments – social and physical – that can influence mental health and well-being. Social environments include families, communities, schools and the virtual environment of social media, while physical environments include both built and natural.

The importance of cultural connection will be considered throughout. The 2019 program will include updates on the Call to Action, Indigenous ways of knowing, and connections to the Sustainable Development Goals.

We invite you to become involved and support this collaborative work through our 2019 program, which will build on the momentum of ASI programming 2015-2018 that has advanced child and youth mental health promotion in Atlantic Canada.

The Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) Forum will be a bilingual event, held August 19-21, 2019 at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI, on the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  A Youth Leadership Program and a Children’s Program will also be offered.

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