The Building Our Bundle Program is an online mental and spiritual health program designed to support Indigenous youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers 6-week virtual sessions to connect Indigenous youth with one another and the broader world to explore various mental health skills and cultural teachings. Participants may choose to participate in synchronous online sessions in a group setting or engage with activities on their own time. All participants are also able to receive one-on-one mentoring support from the FOPT team who will work independently with young people on their self-determined goals.
If you are interested in bringing this program to your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous youth who are looking for more individualized support and mentorship can meet with one of our team members to learn skills, work on tasks, or have someone to connect with.
This season of Building Our Bundle (also called Filling Our Baskets) is focused on Haudenosaunee teachings. Each week consists of mindfulness practices, cultural teachings, mental health skills, and activities!
This season of Building Our Bundle, we will be focused on behaviour skills that are meant to help with intense emotions. In this season you can expect skill and cultural teachings along with interactive activities and a weekly photo challenge in which you can win FOPT prizes!
Season 2 of Building Our Bundle was about learning to connect with the various aspects of ourselves through storytelling in order to build the skills and tools we need in our healing journeys.
Season one of Building Our Bundle focused on supporting Indigenous young people to get active in their mental and spiritual health journeys. It consisted of 7 teachings, activities, and photo challenges.
The facilitator guide is an in-depth step-by-step guide designed for youth workers in communities hoping to offer mental health programming to youth age 14-29.
The participant guide takes the form of a guided journal, encouraging youth to engage in cultural mental health activities that can make up their bundle of skills.