Robert Vidler and Students from Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School

Barrie Students Raise $1500 For New Path Youth & Family Services in Musical Theatre Production

Students at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School, St. Marguerite D’Youville Elementary School, St. Monica’s Elementary School, and Monsignor Clair Catholic Elementary School in Barrie raised $1500 in support of New Path Youth & Family Services, the Lead Agency for child and youth mental health in Simcoe County. The students, ranging from grades 3 to 8, performed a musical theatre production about mental illness.

“Each year we donate to a charity that fits into the theme of the production and this year’s theme was mental health,” says Robert Vidler, Musical Writer and Producer, French and Music teacher at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School. “We were happy to do a donation to New Path as we all certainly appreciate what the organization does for those in need of some assistance.”
The production was held at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School and is the fourth production that Vidler has written and directed to raise money for local charities.

“We are so thrilled that the students and staff at these school have chosen us as the recipient of this donation,” says Elizabeth McKeeman, New Path Youth & Family Services Chief Executive Officer. “It’s so important for our youth to continue to fight against the stigma associated with mental illness and talking about it is a great way to do that.”

Mental health can’t wait! If you or anyone you know if suffering from a mental health concern visit one of New Path’s six mental health walk-in clinic locations across the County. Walk-In Clinics offer an immediate counselling session and can be the first step to accessing a full-range of child and youth mental health services. Barrie Walk-In Clinics run every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 7 pm at 165 Ferris Lane. For more information please call 705-725-7656 or visit www.newpath.ca/services/walk-in-clinics/

About New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County
New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. We are an accredited children’s mental health agency providing a range of innovative and timely services for children, youth and their families. We are the Lead Agency in Simcoe County working to integrate child and youth mental health services across Simcoe County.

To learn more about New Path Youth and Family Services, to donate, or get involved please visit www.newpath.ca, follow us on social media Facebook: New Path Youth & Family Services Twitter: @NewPathYFS or sign up for our quarterly TrailSigns Newsletter

Media Contact
Dominika Zapolnik, Communication Manager
New Path Youth and Family Services
Phone: 705.890.3646
Email: dzapolnik@newpath.ca

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