Radio Totally Normal Toronto, or RTNT for short, is a voice for community mental health; produced by the members and staff of Progress Place, a clubhouse and mental health recovery centre in downtown Toronto. Today’s episode is all about mental health and education. We will be focusing on an amazing program at George Brown College.
Children and youth spend a great deal of their lives at school; struggling with a mental health issue can affect their school life. They may behave in different ways with teachers and classmates, have difficulty making friends, or avoid going to class. Having difficulties can affect their grades. All of these issues can make things worse for them. (Source: smh-assist.ca)
It is encouraging to see our community strive to improve awareness to reduce stigma and increase the amount of supports that are available in and outside schools.
Emily of RTNT was our interviewer for our 18th episode. We were fortunate to have interviewed Teresa Doell, Job Coordinator of the Augmented Education program at George Brown College. Teresa presents lots of insight on the program and the type of support they offer in both the classroom and for the workplace.
Thank you to all the members and staff of Progress Place who work hard each month to create a recurring episode of Radio Totally Normal Toronto. Special thank you to Teresa Doell for being involved in episode 18 of RTNT.
We are pleased to announce that the show is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Google Podcast if you search up Radio Totally Normal Toronto!
This episode originally aired on June 12th, 2019 on CJRU 1280 AM and www.cjru.ca. Radio Totally Normal Toronto is produced by the members and staff of Progress Place Clubhouse.
George Brown College - Augmented Education:
For more information about Progress Place please visit: www.progressplace.org