Mental health matters.
October 15th - October 16th, 2022
Mental Health Matters!
Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation is a proud partner in this year's virtual RBC Race for the Kids in Saskatchewan. Your support will help fund the Saskatchewan Tele-Help therapy program, providing Saskatchewan children struggling with anxiety and behaviour challenges, virtual evidence based professional care while they are on a very long waiting list, giving them access to care and hope for a brighter future today. Children and youth are facing a mental health crisis. It's up to all of us to work together to help them NOW! Give generously by supporting Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation and Saskatchewan children and families.
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Virtual Hospital Tour Video
Twenty per cent of Canadian youth are affected by mental illness. "It feels kinda annoying and frustrating to have anxiety,” says Maddox, age 13. “It’s annoying because it can be overwhelming to do things that have come easily before, and then worrying about things that don’t need to be worried about, and not being able to shut your brain off is annoying and frustrating.” While there are many challenges in working on your mental health, like long wait times and difficulties navigating the health care system, Maddox wants everyone to know, “Don’t be embarrassed about needing help for mental health. I have had more counsellors then I can remember, and I enjoy talking to them when I'm able to and doing work with them, and it helps! The counsellors, medicine, my doctor, and my friends and family have helped a lot."
RBC Race for the Kids, supporting youth charities around the world
Over the past decade, the RBC Race for the Kids series has grown to include 35 charitable events raising more than $74 million for local charity partners.
RBC is supporting virtual and live family fun runs all over the world in 2022. Please join a race close to you and help these amazing youth charities continue their important work.
Thank you for your support!
OF Saskatchewan's POPULATION IS KIDS. Since opening Jim Pattison Children's Hospital, we're working hard to ensure our province's children have all that they need, including critical mental health care.
$1000 PER CHILD
COST TO ACCESS THE TELE-HELP THERAPY PROGRAM. In Saskatoon alone, there are over 800 children waiting to be seen by a child psychiatrist.
You can be the hero.
Every miracle that happens at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is because of you. Because of your support. Because of your belief in giving Saskatchewan kids the very best in treatment options right here at home. Every day, our pediatric medical teams make a difference in the lives of kids by finding new treatments, and giving families hope for a better future.
Your support of Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation means everything to the kids and families in Saskatchewan.