The Friendship Bench

Contact Information
E-Mail samf@thefriendshipbench.org
Website thefriendshipbench.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefriendshipbench
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefriendshipbench
RSS RSS: feeds.feedburner.com/thefriendshipbench
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/YellowIs4Hello
Email Form thefriendshipbench.org/contact
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Physical Access Not Applicable
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name #Yellowisforhello ; Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench (The)
Agency Information
Description (Agency) An organization that encourages student-to-student conversations about mental health, facilitates peer-to-peer support networks and funds on campus mental health programs.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2014
Primary Executive Sam Fiorella, Co-Founder
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Friendship Bench Program: 
* for teens and young adults attending high school, college or university 
* volunteers work with on campus groups to install a yellow friendship bench 
to remind students to get support if they are dealing with loneliness, depression or other mental health-related issues  
* bench is embossed with the URL: yellowisforhello.org, which explains the purpose of the bench and promotes the mental health resources available at the school as well as a list of resources available provincially and nationally 
 
* also raises funds to support existing on-campus student mental health services and programs
Hours Not specified
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility * members of Canadian secondary or post-secondary student councils, student services groups, school faculties or administrations
Application Visit the website for more information or to Request a Bench.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Health Related Advocacy Groups ~ Young Adults ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Suicide Prevention Programs ~ Young Adults

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