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About
this Project

This project is about designing digital tools to help youth in the Peel Region deal with crisis in their lives.

The tools will be developed collaboratively by youth in Peel who have experienced crisis, their support networks (friends, family, and community), service providers, partner organizations, and students and faculty from the Interaction Design and Development program at George Brown College.

This three-year project will focus on research and design development, testing in Peel, and the launch of the digital tool. We will run a series of workshops to collect information, involve Peel youth and their support networks in the design process, and get feedback on our final product.

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Holistic Crisis
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CRISIS

In this project, a crisis is a situation that has caused a youth emotional or physical distress that was overwhelming, where he or she felt unable to cope. For example, this could include family conflict, school concerns, self-harm, substance misuse, homelessness, stress, and depression.

HOLISTIC CRISIS PLANNING

Holistic Crisis Planning (HCP) is a holistic, strength-based and person/family centered approach to mental health crisis planning. HCP providers bridge the gap between formal and informal mental health and addiction support systems by facilitating environments where youth and families are empowered to take an active role in harm reduction and crisis resolution. Participants drive the creation of plan content based on their own self-expertise and preferences instead of providers prescribing one-size-fits-all solutions that may not fit the context of a participant’s unique experience and environment.

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This project is supported by:

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