Organizations have the power to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing just that. Riley Penner and Mason Nurse share their experience with the program.
"Although parents have been feeling anxious themselves, we’re seeing a lot of parents reaching out for support. Adults showing genuine care for their child’s well-being is one of the biggest contributors for great resiliency in a child.”
“Vulnerability is going to help us feel genuine and help us keep coping. It's also going to make the relationships we do have stronger.”
“We’ve had to make so many decisions through the pandemic, and we’ve made them with a lot of uncertainty about what’s going on in the world. The cumulative effect of all of these tough decisions is sticking with us."
What better way to connect your mental wellness with the great outdoors than with a wellness walk! Read more about Wellness Walks and the Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition.
“For some people the pandemic was harder, for others it was easier. But we experienced this event together. It’s about connection, understanding and common humanity.”
“Having good mental health doesn't mean we are happy all the time. Having good mental health means we can navigate the ups and downs of life.”
As we look ahead to the spring, we may wondering what now. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, the days feel long, the nights are dark, and our activities are restricted in so many ways.
Luckily, there are many options on weekdays and weekends for people of all ages and on all budgets to pursue their interests, stay connected and break the monotony of winter.