WEST CARLETON – West Carleton youth are encouraged to take a survey on the rural community’s mental health needs.

“I live in Osgoode but I am working on a project for all of rural Ottawa,” Emily Dozois released in a statement yesterday (Jan. 31). “I am part of the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective, and we are working to bring mental health services to rural areas for youth.”

The organization recently launched a survey for youth aged 12-24 about what mental health services they are in need of in rural areas. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative has donated a little incentive for young people to take the survey.

“Bell Let’s Talk has donated four $150 gift cards to a store of the winner’s choice that youth in West-Carleton ward can enter to win,” Dozois said. “Please share with any youth/parents of youth in the area between the ages of 12-24.”

The survey can be filled out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ruralottawamentalhealth.