The IMARA Generation Project, based out of TAIBU Community Health Centre, is looking for 10 Black peer facilitators to support our train-the-trainer sessions throughout April. An honorarium will be provided for all sessions.
The IMARA Generation Peer Leadership Project is a youth focused & developed, culturally appropriate mental health awareness & support program centering Black youth & families. IMARA is driven by our Youth Advisory Committee (youth aged 15-24 who identify as Black, African, or Caribbean descent) in collaboration with the rest of the IMARA Planning team to develop a mental health toolkit. IMARA has engaged with you all, both parents & faith based leaders, to strengthen mental health capacity by exploring positive parenting, mentorship, the dynamics of faith and mental health, as well as your influence on the mental health of our Black youth.
We are entering the final drafts of the resource to begin testing and implementing it on Black youth across the GTA. The IMARA Wellbeing Toolkit – A Guide to Navigating Black Mental Health is a toolkit that attempts to capture the many and diverse Black youth experiences relevant to Black Mental Health. It also captures our African roots by taking an Afrocentric approach and programming to share this information. The purpose of the toolkit is to educate and bring awareness to the Black community, specifically Black youth, from the perspective of Black youth, as well as inform training that will be used in our Peer Facilitation Model: Black youth teaching Black youth.
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