Health coordinator leads ‘wellness kit’ project for more than 200 Coast Salish youth – APTN News

Health coordinator leads ‘wellness kit’ project for more than 200 Coast Salish youth – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202156 Views

Apr 12, 2021

Adam Gauthier, who is Coast Salish, Cree and Métis, says the packages of self-care items are a way to show love for Indigenous youth both on reserve and off.

A project to create wellness kits for Indigenous youth across Vancouver Island began as a way to show love and pass along the gift of self-care, according to the youth worker leading the project.

Adam Gauthier is supporting the wellness kit project as the child and youth care coordinator for First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), a position he has held since January.

So far, they have prepared over 200 kits, he says, which include necessities such as blankets, water bottles and medicines, as well as art supplies, recipes and language cards.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/health-coordinator-leads-wellness-kit-project-for-more-than-200-coast-salish-youth/

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