We are excited to announce the launch of Cannabis and Mental Health!
This youth-led project was created in collaboration with theSchizophrenia Society of Canada’sCannabis and Psychosis: Exploring the Link, the Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX), and theMental Health Commission of Canada, with funding from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.
Building on the strengths of each partner, centering on lived experience, and amplifying youth voices, we have created an engaging online curriculum featuring a diverse range of media, built with an anti-oppression and harm reduction lens.
Responding to the need for engaging, relevant, and youth-friendly health promotion and harm reduction resources, the Cannabis and Mental Health resources feature:
- A self-led, online 90-minute certificate course exploring a range of key issues, from understanding why people choose to use, demystifying the endocannabinoid system, the impact of cannabis legislation on communities, harm reduction basics, and more.
- A Mentor Guide, featuring activities for educators, peer support and youth workers, parents, and youth allies
These engaging online resources will improve the overall understanding, attitudes, and behaviours around cannabis use and mental health, encourage safer practices, and protect and promote young people’s mental health and well-being.
We invite you to explore the resources and share them with your networks!
The Cannabis and Mental Health Team