Funding for Hr. Grace’s Splash Centre
Eastern Health has awarded a grant to a Harbour Grace youth facility to fund a program that empowers youth and gives them the skills to help others.
The Splash Centre, recently relocated to the former site of Harbour Grace Primary, is one of 11 funding recipients announced Thursday in Newfoundland and Labrador. Eastern Health is distributing $44,172 among the 11 groups. The Splash Centre received $3,200.
The Splash Centre will use its funding to start its Students Trained for Educating Peers (STEP) program. Workshops will take place focusing on mental health and handling crisis situations for youth aged 14-18 years. Its goal is to educate peer trainers who can then share their knowledge with classmates at school.
“We are pleased to provide these organizations with the support they need to put their innovative ideas into action and help them to promote mental health and prevent addiction issues in our communities,” said Kim Grant, Eastern Health’s director of mental health and addictions, in a news release.
“At Eastern Health, we believe that the greatest outcomes are achieved when we work together with our communities and partners who share our vision of healthy people, healthy communities,’ added Beverley Clarke, Eastern Health’s vice-president responsible for mental health and addictions. “This fund does exactly that – it provides us with the opportunity to build partnerships and support innovative programs that improve the health and well-being of our communities and the people we serve.”