Prince George is proud to be one of five communities in British Columbia who will host a Balancing Our Minds youth summit in 2017. The youth summit is a free, day long event for high school aged youth to learn about mental health, engage in fun activities and participate in thoughtful dialogue.
What began in 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver has grown to be a province wide movement to support and promote mental wellness in youth. The summit attracts over 1500 youth annually, and this year, Prince George will host its very own summit called Northern Balancing Our Minds (NBOM). This is the first summit of its kind to addresses the culture, lifestyle and interests of youth living in northern British Columbia....
NBOM will entertain, delight and encourage young people to make mental wellness a priority - both for themselves and for others. Youth will be shown how to stamp out stigma associated with mental disorders, they’ll learn about mental health and substance use, connect with mental health resources and First Nations paths to wellness. Participants will hear from other youth about personal experiences with mental health challenges; they'll attune to their own mental wellness, and learn how to be a champion for mental health in their school community.
High school students from Prince George, neighboring communities, and all regions of Northern B.C. are invited to come together on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at the Prince George Civic Centre to learn, engage, and be inspired at the Northern Balancing Our Minds youth summit.
Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park