New, locally produced show puts spotlight on community mental health

New, locally produced show puts spotlight on community mental health

A new television show with a focus on promoting issues and services to support mental health in the Central Okanagan hits the airwaves this week.

Mental Health Matters is a 30-minute, studio-based show produced by Third Space Charity with support from the team at Shaw Spotlight Kelowna. The show features conversations with a range of local experts and service providers. It will explore issues around mental health, and share information about local programs and services.

“There are so many people and programs here that support mental health and resilience,
and we’re excited to explore them in Mental Health Matters,” says executive director Karen Mason. “We hope the show will share valuable information while shining a spotlight on the many incredible experts and practitioners who support our community.”

The debut episode features guests Meaghan Duckett(she/her), a counsellor and founder of This Space Belongs to You, a dedicated program for 2S/LGBTQQIA+, and/or IBPOC people (age 12-24) committed to providing safe, inclusive spaces and resources, and Lauren Nutbrown, a counsellor with Another Chapter Counselling who specializes in disordered eating and body image. The show airs daily at 5 pm on Shaw Spotlight, with new episodes monthly.

Third Space Charity builds capacity and supports community mental health through an
intensive, high-level internship practicum program for clinical counsellors in training and
accessible, supportive care counselling services for young adults between 18 and 29 years of age. Last year alone the organization trained and mentored 12 student interns who
provided 275 young adults more than 1,650 free sessions of supportive care counselling.

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