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Youth Indigenous Wellness Program

Nicole Yawney










Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant
Nicole Yawney, MSW RSW 837725
Saulteaux member of Fishing Lake First Nation, Treaty 4
Ext. 52242

Anin/Boozhoo/Atelihai/Tanshi /Hello, Indigenous community members! The Youth Indigenous Wellness Consultant supports mental health and cultural wellness for all Indigenous kids at Children’s Hospital. The Youth Wellness Consultant works with youth 1:1 in a supportive role surrounding mental health and cultural wellness. The consultant bridges traditional ways of knowing & western approaches to healing.

•    1:1 mental health visit’s for children and youth ages 0-18 in children’s hospital in your active engagement in care (inpatient/outpatient) 
•    Provide Indigenous children's books, fidget animals, and smudge kits
•    Braid cultural wellness: talking and healing circle, ribbon skirts, ribbon shirts, dreamcatchers, beadwork, painting, art, and games
•    Liaison and advocate between patients, families, and, care-teams
•    Provide consultation to clinical staff/teams with a cultural and trauma-informed lens for Indigenous patients and families
•    Facilitate access to the Kenwite’:ne Healing Space at Victoria site, traditional medicines, connection to elders, community programming, and ceremony

Self-referrals are accepted by email or phone


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