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For Families & Caregivers

When young people face challenges it can be hard to know the best way to support them. Foundry empowers families, caregivers, siblings and other loved ones to find the right care and support for young people. In this section, you will find information to assist you in understanding mental health and wellness in young people, identifying signs of mental health difficulties, tips for conversations with your youth or young adult and where to find additional resources and support.

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Back to School: Balancing Wellness with Everything Else

Going back to school this year can be difficult after so much time off. It’s important to be kind to yourself and take a step back when things are feeling overwhelming for you. If your feelings are starting to take over your everyday life, reach out and get support whenever you need it. Read on to find resources to help you during the back to school season.

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Redefining what being Asian means

Chloe Gao, a physician-scientist trainee and second-generation immigrant, has struggled with her cultural identity growing up. Learn more about how she came to terms with this through her research in improving culturally safe supports for the Asian community.

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“We need to build a better bridge”

Youth face increased risks due to substance use. As Canada grapples with the ongoing poisoning crisis, what can we do to help youth who use substances and their families/caregivers get the support they need?

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Jay’s Story

Jay has navigated body image concerns, gender identity and cultural norms to become their authentic and unapologetic self — and inspire others to do the same.

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Parents Like Us Have Something to Say

Chantal Brasset, a Family Peer Supporter at Foundry Victoria, shares her experience working alongside the Improving Treatment Together (ITT) Project team and her reflections on the research findings and experiences of the many caregivers involved.