Mental Health Matters

We believe in a world Where every mind matters

Founded in Regent Park, Toronto Ontario, Mental Health Matter’s mission is to educate and enhance the mental health and well-being of marginalized youth.

Welcome to Mental Health Matters

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True healing considers the whole person and not just their parts.

Welcome to Mental Health Matters, a grassroots, youth-led initiative dedicated to nurturing marginalized individuals’ mental health and well-being in the heart of downtown Toronto’s Regent Park Community. Our commitment is simple: offering FREE educational mental health programming that cultivates individual and community healing. Join us on this journey for a more resilient community where mental health truly matters.

Our Programs

Select from our range of programs designed to cultivate an environment of healing and community education.

The SisterHood Program

The MHM SisterHood Program aims to empower and educate marginalized self-identifying women between the ages of 18-30 through workshops that relate to what it means to be a woman, as well as sexual education. Our workshops are led with a mix of psychotherapists, certified sexual education facilitators and MHM Staff.

Mental Health Support Groups (co-ed)

Our Mental Health Youth Support Groups meet on a weekly basis for 2 hours for 5 months, a total of 20 sessions. Participants get the opportunity to discuss challenges and experiences in a non judgemental safe space, all while receiving group support, group therapy 2x a month and three cool field trips.

Our Goals

Address the stigmas of mental health in the community, and provide a safe space for individuals to talk about mental health challenges they are facing
Bring awareness of mental health disorders to individuals, who are not aware of all the signs and symptoms
Increase the confidence in individuals to address mental health challenges

Our Goals:

Bring awareness of mental health disorders to youth, who are not aware of all the signs and symptoms
Bring awareness of mental health disorders to youth, who are not aware of all the signs and symptoms

Our Youth Testimonials

The Sisterhood Program at MHM helped me so much on my healing journey. I am so blessed and grateful to have been given an incredible array of opportunities to learn, grow and be supported in such a warm, open and accepting space and meet like-minded people. I was encouraged to explore and share my feelings with the group every session. Thank you for seeing me, I mean really seeing me 🤍.

Mariyam

Mental health matters has made me more knowledgeable about my own mental health. When I'm feeling overwhelmed I'll remember the MHM lessons and use some of the methods they taught us to control my emotions.

Sophia

MHM makes me think a lot about the things I do to myself and the people around me. It's impacted my life on a positive note, so I think that's pretty cool.

Charlotte

Being apart of the MHM Sisterhood program has allowed me to be more connected with my community and peers. Mental Health continues to be a taboo topic that isn't spoke about and by having opportunities to share with others, it helps create a dialog and shows that no one is struggling alone.

Mia

Mental health matters has impacted me in many ways. I met amazing facilitators who created a safe space for us and each week provides us a different topics related to mental health led by the facilitators and a social worker. Being able to meet other youth + Yonge adult and listening to their experience has made me feel as I’m not facing this alone. Overall Mental health matters has helped me better understand myself then I did before coming to this program and I’m so grateful to have join this program.

Brad

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples, and we are grateful to be on Treaty 13 land with the Mississaugas of the Credit. As we focus on mental health, we recognize the diverse challenges faced by communities. We commit to fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and support for the well-being of all. If you would like to learn more about the land you live on, please visit this link: https://native-land.ca 

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