Approximately 300 students and teachers enthusiastically participated in health education games and activities at the Youth Health Fair held at Brock High School on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
The event, coordinated by Brock Community Health Centre (Brock CHC), aimed to highlight the services and staff of the Brock HS Wellness Centre, as well as showcase other youth services offered by Brock CHC and local organizations. Students rotated through six various stations that featured games, health education and healthy food prizes. The stations included representation from Brock High School Wellness Centre; Brock CHC Social Worker and Canadian Mental Health Association; Brock CHC Dietitians; Durham Regional Police Services; Durham Public Health; and Brock Youth Centre. Students also enjoyed posing with their peers in a photo booth and a draw at the close of the day for grand prizes.
“The greatest benefit to the students was to be aware of the services that are available to them and to put familiar faces to the staff of the Wellness Centre and other youth service organizations,” stated Travis Dukelow, Youth and Community Worker at Brock CHC. The Wellness Centre, a partnership between Brock HS and Brock CHC, has been operating successfully in the school for two years and permits a Nurse Practitioner and Youth Community Health Worker from Brock CHC on site every Thurdsay for two hours to provide youth health care and support services to Brock HS students.
The Youth Health Fair was hosted as part of Community Health and Wellbeing Week, September 26 – October 1, 2016 whereby members of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) embark on a wide range of communication activities and special events to raise awareness about how our Model of Health and Wellbeing can deliver positive and transformative change.