Rally your workplace in support of youth mental health

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You and your organization can show up for youth and make a difference in the lives of young people across Canada by joining the 2019 Workplace Rally for youth mental health.

In the last five years, conversations about suicide have increased by 107% across Kids Help Phone’s phone, Live Chat and texting services.

Together, we can create a future where every young person in Canada will access the support they need, in the way they need it most. You and your organization can be champions for Kids Help Phone and youth mental health by:

  • actively investing in your workforce’s well-being
  • educating your employees on wellness topics

By joining Kids Help Phone’s 2019 Workplace Rally, you can show up for youth and spread awareness about mental health and the workplace today.

Throughout 2019, organizations in Canada are rallying together to support youth and promote a healthier workforce by fundraising for Kids Help Phone. During the virtual rally, organizations will raise critical funds and awareness about mental health in the workplace by hosting activities (e.g. workplace events, corporate gifts, etc.) and sharing wellness resources (e.g. posters, tip sheets, etc.). These initiatives will help employees support the young people in their lives with mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

By showing up for youth during the 2019 Workplace Rally, you and your organization can make mental health and well-being a priority for all. With your participation, you’ll be able to spread awareness and share important mental health resources with:

  • your employees
  • your employees’ friends and family
  • your local community
  • your future workforce

As a supporter of Kids Help Phone, your organization may also receive wellness toolkits, tip sheets, e-newsletters and posters to share in your workplace. These materials can help your employees have open conversations with the young people in their lives about mental health and well-being.

Here’s how your organization can fundraise for Kids Help Phone and support youth mental health and well-being in the workplace:

  1. Get a team together and sign up for the Workplace Rally by contacting us.
  2. Set a fundraising goal. (Consider setting a $5,000 minimum goal.)
  3. Plan your events and get your employees excited!

And here are some examples of activities your organization can try during the 2019 Workplace Rally:

Workplace events

  • wellness fairs
  • yoga classes
  • bake sales
  • potlucks
  • 50/50 draws
  • silent auctions
  • trivia nights
  • bingo games
  • candy grams

Corporate gifts

  • make a corporate gift
  • match your employee donations. Encourage them by letting them know if you’ll be matching up to a certain amount.

Business partner collaborations

  • start a friendly competition among your vendors and/or suppliers
  • ask them to donate a prize to your silent auction
  • invite them to make a donation to your team

We’d like to thank all 2018 Workplace Rally participants for showing up for youth mental health and well-being. Your incredible support fuels Kids Help Phone’s services, helping us be there for all young people in Canada during any moment of crisis or need. Thank you for championing this important work!

Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has offered a critical lifeline of hope and support for all young people in Canada. As we continue to innovate and meet kids, teens and young adults where they need us most, we call on you to show up for youth with us! Join the 2019 Workplace Rally today to fundraise for youth mental health and share important wellness resources with your employees. By doing so, you’re empowering your staff and future workforce with tools to take care of their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

To learn more about the 2019 Workplace Rally and how you can show up for youth, please contact us.