Mental Health Starts Early: A case for prevention and early intervention

This brief makes recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health as part of their study on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. It notes that a community-based approach to youth mental health that emphasizes prevention and early intervention works best for young people and their families.

It discusses the positive impacts of community-based out-of-school programs noting that such programs promote mental health by building social skills, fostering peer and mentoring relationships, and by encouraging youth to be active in their communities.

Publication Date: 
2012
Sponsor: 
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC)