Aboriginal Mental Health Awareness Project
Be, Think, Feel: Aboriginal Mental Health Awareness Project (AMHAP) is a project that focuses on creating an increased awareness of mental health and addictions within the Aboriginal population of Halifax Regional Municipality. We do this by promoting awareness, providing workshops on a variety of topics, creating opportunities for youth to learn about Aboriginal culture, and decrease barriers to positive mental health promotion.
Although we do have an open door policy and always encourage new youth group members, our focus is to see the number of Urban Aboriginal Youth grow exponentially.
AMHAP believes that it is important to provide education around mental health to our urban Aboriginal community so we strive to offer a variety of workshops and training opportunities around mental health such as Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and SafeTALK.
AMAP also focuses on proving our Urban Aboriginal Youth with access to weekly regular cultural programs in Halifax Regional Municipality. Some of these programs are Youth Drumming, Youth Regalia and various youth beading workshops.
As seen in the medicine wheel physical activity is an important aspect of achieving an overall wellbeing therefore AMHAP also creates opportunities for our youth to exercise such as swimming, yoga, kickboxing, skating, and playing various sports.
AMHAP also increases access to services by assisting with needs such as providing youth with bus tickets for transportation, a computer for homework, and a full sized kitchen to prepare meals.
AMHAP continues to see the program grow and therefore is constantly adding new programs such as a Senior Youth group and a weekend Open Door Drop In day so youth may access services when out of school.
Please contact us for more information.