Teens everywhere struggle with mental illness.

Small or large, every case matters.


“A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm - - and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.” ~ Kate Middleton

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Family and Children’s Aid (FCA) is a non-profit healthcare organization offering high quality, innovative mental health care for children and their families. The goal of my Gold Award project was to create a space in one of the FCA’s girls’ group homes that provides comfort and relaxation for those in need as well as to share what I learned on this website with the greater community.


The project

For this project, I thoroughly researched different ways and methods to induce relaxation and peace of mind. These simple, everyday items can help anyone who is stressed feel calm and grounded. I also renovated a space in a group girls’ home and incorporated items for relaxation as well as an overall décor that would give the residents a great place to relax and destress.