Mood Walks - Youth in Transition is a provincial program that will provide training and support for community mental health organizations across Ontario to launch educational walking programs for older adults who experience mental health issues. It is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, in partnership with Hike Ontario and Conservation Ontario, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Mood Walks will promote both physical and mental health by reducing barriers and creating new opportunities by building capacity among community organizations to support youth who are at risk of, or experiencing, mental health issues. All participants will receive Safe Hiker training from Hike Ontario and participate in trail hikes and educational events organized by their local Conservation Area during the next Healthy Hikes Challenge (May-October 2016).
For more information, please visit moodwalks.ca.