Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program

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The logo for Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program by Kids Help Phone

Brighter Days: An Indigenous Wellness Program by Kids Help Phone was developed by Indigenous educators, school counsellors and community program workers to empower First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth with skills, tools and resources to support their well-being. The program is offered to any group of Indigenous youth from six to 29 years old in both audio and video format.

About Brighter Days

The Brighter Days program begins with an introductory session that demystifies Kids Help Phone’s services and encourages help-seeking behaviours. Groups then have the option of selecting from a catalogue of wellness modules based on the priorities of their community. Each module starts with a video introduction featuring a trusted Indigenous Influencer Host such as former NHL player Jordin Tootoo. This is followed by a culturally safe and engaging session with a Kids Help Phone Indigenous Wellness Specialist. With each session, groups receive a package that includes a step-by-step booklet with fun and meaningful activities, resource materials and promotional gifts for youth participants.

Fill out the Brighter Days program registration form here to get started!

You can email us at Indigenous@KidsHelpPhone.ca if you have questions about the program that aren’t answered in the FAQ below.

Please note that although the Indigenous Wellness Specialist who leads the session is a mental health professional, the program is not a counselling session. Young people looking for support can reach out to Kids Help Phone 24/7.

Kids Help Phone is working hard to ensure we’re doing everything we can to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis young people across Canada. We also respect the sovereignty and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. We encourage you to participate in and adapt the Brighter Days Program to meet the unique needs of your community. If you have questions, or for more information, please contact us.