Now, more than ever, there is a critical need for well-being resources and mental health interventions. With rising stress levels, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, individuals of all ages, especially youth, are grappling with the consequences.
people by the age of 25 will have experienced a mental health issue.
of youth 6-18 experience a deterioration in at least one mental health domain – such as depression, anxiety, irritability, attention, hyperactivity, obsessions or compulsions.
of mental health problems onset during childhood or adolescence.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Partnership
In 2023 Sherwood Park Toyota formed a partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace where we would sponsor a bed build. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a charitable organization with chapters around the world that dedicated to building, assembling and delivering high quality beds to children and families in need. Too many children in Alberta go sleep without a bed. These children end sleeping on couches, blankets or floors which can affect their happiness and overall health including mental health. The bed build, date to be determined, will take place in mid spring of 2024 and staff from the dealership will spend part of the day building beds for children who are in need of a bed. In addition, the dealership will be a drop point for donations of bed sheets, blankets and pillows that’ll go along with the beds we build.
A focus on promotion and prevention
Starting with Canada’s youth, Well-being Canada is helping to build a healthier future generation. Our K-12 program empowers students with the essential skills and tools they need to build resilience, foster self-care habits and translate knowledge into impactful action. As we incorporate social-emotional learning and mental health literacy into the core curriculum nationwide, we break down stigma and equip our youth with formidable competencies, championing their lifelong well-being.
And watch for new resources for the family and workplace in 2024!