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RBC Future Challenge Launch Winner - Yarmouth RBC Future Challenge Launch Winner - Yarmouth

YARMOUTH, N.S. - Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) is excited to announce that after a four-month application window, a youth-focused initiative, created by Laing House, has been selected to receive funding from the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge.

Sharing experiences with others makes the difference to mental illness recovery Sharing experiences with others makes the difference to mental illness recovery

If you ask Tyler Simmonds and Aly Aly about Laing House’s peer support program, you are going to first see a slight smile on their faces, a quick look at each other and then learn that their relationship has been an important part of both of their mental illness recoveries.

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The power of creativity supporting young people with mental health challenges The power of creativity supporting young people with mental health challenges

Art is on every wall at Laing House. It might be a collage, a painting or a doodle with an inspiring message. On the second floor, you will find a long table covered in paint, glue and glitter. You will also find a handful of young people working around the table during most afternoons. Some people will be quietly working on a project and others will be chatting away while their hands are busy painting or sketching.

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Laing House recipient of 2019 Healthy Canadians Grant from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation Laing House recipient of 2019 Healthy Canadians Grant from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation

This week, The CMA Foundation (CMAF) announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Healthy Canadians Grants program. Launched in 2018, the Healthy Canadians Grants program supports community-run initiatives that improve the quality of life for patients and vulnerable populations living in those communities.

This year, 15 grants of $20,000 will provide support to youth mental health and/or substance use initiatives across the country.

Click here https://cmaf-famc.org/news to read the full CMA Foundation press release

Expanding Mental Health Supports in Yarmouth Area Expanding Mental Health Supports in Yarmouth Area

More support will be available to teenagers and young adults dealing with mental health issues in the Yarmouth area. Laing House in Yarmouth has received $165,536 in government funding to support programs for individuals aged 16-29.

Supporting Sackville and area youth with mental health care,  close to home Supporting Sackville and area youth with mental health care, close to home

Sackville, NS – Laing House is receiving a $50,000 grant from Medavie to provide youth in Sackville, Bedford and Fall River with access to mental health support and a positive, non-judgmental space to come together, close to home. Serving youth aged 15-19, the Laing House Sackville program is run in partnership with IWK Bedford/Sackville Community Health Team and the Cobequid Youth Health Centre. This funding brings Medavie’s support of Laing House to over $300,000.

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