Parent Organization: York-University
Active Minds at York University (AM@Y)
We are a chapter of a larger organization that works to improve the lived campus experiences of those suffering mental health disorders. We run mental-health positive events as well as providing on-campus education aimed at reducing stigma. Some past events include workshops, socials, tabling and our annual Symposium!
Our general members help us run everything from set up, tear down, idea generation, research, and advertising. As general members you make or break the success of the club and we appreciate all that you do!
We have a completely student executive who manage our budget, maintain our status as a York Federation of Students (YFS) club, and plan our events. Any general member is eligible to run in our elections, which happen in the spring, as well as cast votes in the election. People interested in moving into an executive role are welcome to come to executive meetings, to take on more responsibilities, and to shadow a current exec. Please tell us if this interests you!
Active Minds is an organization that strives to provide education and resources about mental health and the prevalence of mental health disorders in order to reduce stigma and so that all students know where to seek help as soon as help is needed. Active Minds has more than 250 student chapters in nearly all 50 states, plus Washington, DC, and Canada.
Active Minds chapters are student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy groups on college campuses. Chapters are designed to use peer outreach and education to: Increase students’ awareness of mental health issues and symptoms of mental health disorders; provide information about available resources; encourage students to seek help as soon as help is needed; serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community.
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3