Volunteers are needed to deliver I’m Thumbody, an early childhood mental health program for grade 3 students. Trained volunteers present the program in the classroom in two one-hour sessions.
“The premise of the program is that every person is a unique individual and self-esteem is so important,” says Connor Murphy. “We are trying to help kids realize it is important to be proud of who you are.
“Now more than ever, with the pandemic, people are feeling isolated. Delivering the I’m Thumbody program is a great way to get out, promote mental health, and feel a social connection.
“We are also looking for volunteers with any type of lived mental health experience to help co-create programs with us. Professionals who develop programs need help from people with lived mental health experience to bring to light the most important aspects they think should be part of the program.
“We want their input as we develop programs for awareness and de-stigmatization of mental health so we can come together and talk about these issues. We would like to hear from anyone who would like to help or contribute.”
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For more about I’m Thumbody, click here