Building resilience in your family’s health is a collaborative effort and in a holistic way. Our team explored the risks to family’s wellness such as:
- Health risks
- Mental health concerns
- Anti-Black racism
- Systemic oppression
- School difficulties
Black people are highly susceptible to physical ailments such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and immune difficulties. This can impact financial and employment stability within the household, as well as contribute to heightened concerns around wellness. Workshop leader Shelly Laforest, discusses how we can manage our physical wellness and maintain a healthy family.
In the next segment, Melissa Perryman [educator] shares tips and suggestions on supporting your child in education and preparing for the end of the school year. This session is followed by a fuller discussion by Melissa Perryman, and Equity Leader, Keishia Facey on guiding parents with navigating the educational system.
Kujenga’s co-founder Nicole Perryman, explores how our mental health is shaped and reviewed strategies on how to navigate mental health for the family. The building resiliency in mental health is a monthly showcase at Kujenga, which features multiple aspects of mental health field, and how families can building resiliency by improving skills and adapting new strategies.
Building Resilience in the Family: A focus on health, education and mental health
Access Resources and Articles
Black Health Alliance
A Canadian site brought together by physicians to create a Knowledge Hub on Black Health. Review research documents on Black health, and review top blogs.
Black Mental Health Resources
Review Unison Benevolent Fund’s resource page of services and programs that address Black Mental Health
Black Mental Health Day
Anti-Black racism has impacted the mental health of Black people across Canada. Black Mental Health day was an opportunity to reclaim our experiences, and create a safe space to explore themes in Black mental health.
COVID-19 Health Tip Sheet
Review the document highlighting the experiences of Black Canadians and mental health.
Access Kujenga’s Education Series
Join Kujenga’s learning centre at the Neao Learning Centre. Complete the wellness series course: Healthy Family, Healthy You: Wellness Course
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