In spring 2018 our Healthy Teens Program, a unique partnership between Turning Point Youth Services and Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), was extremely fortunate to be chosen as a new recipient of funding from the United Way Greater Toronto. With this contribution from United Way, we have secured funding for the Healthy Teens Program […]
We recently gave our emergency youth shelter a long overdue and much needed facelift including new flooring, new lockers and a fresh coat of paint throughout. It was a big job that would not have been possible without the help of The Home Depot Canada Foundation and their Orange Door Project grant program. Thanks to […]
Thanks to all of the youth and staff for helping to make our new Youth Engagement Space a huge success. TPYS now has a vibrant, youth friendly space where young people can get involved in activities, find information, learn new skills, meet new friends and just have fun. The next project will be to create […]
Suicide is among the leading causes of death in 15-25 year old Canadians, second only to accidents. LGBTQ youth are approximately 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.
Exercise and relaxation techniques can be useful techniques for combatting depression and anxiety issues.
A sense of connectedness, attachment to networks in the community (ie. sports teams, chess clubs, etc.), and access to support services, are all protective factors to combat mental illness.