GNWT Offering Free Mental Wellness Subscription Boxes to NWT Youth

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Yellowknife — March 28, 2022

The Government of Northwest Territories is offering free mental wellness subscription boxes to NWT Youth. These boxes are being made available as part of the My Voice My Choice Campaign for Youth Wellness. The boxes include a variety of health and mental wellness resources, such as topic-specific materials, as well as individual and group activities such as colouring sheets and activity kits by northern-based artists. The boxes are available to youth and to organizations who work with youth.

There are five different subscription boxes, each with a unique theme:

  • Sexual Health
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Coping
  • Self Harm and Suicide
  • Substance Use and Mental Health

Youth aged 13-18, and organizations who serve them, can request a box by emailing


“I am confident that the free subscription boxes being offered to youth in the NWT will be helpful. HSS chose the subscription box themes based on feedback received from youth themselves. This is a great example of the GNWT working with residents to respond to an identified need and provide resources that can make a positive impact in the lives of NWT youth.”

- Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services

Quick facts

  • Launched in 2011, My Voice My Choice is a social marketing campaign that provides NWT youth with information to positively influence their choices and behaviours related to their mental wellness.
  • The free subscription boxes contain resources on a variety of health and wellness topics designed for youth aged 13 to 18.
  • Individual youth and/or organizations serving youth can request a box and/or facilitator’s guide with lessons and group activities.
  • The themes for the subscription boxes were developed after NWT youth identified that they wanted to learn more about sexual health, suicide, healthy relationships, and healthy coping skills.

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For media requests, please contact:

Jeremy Bird

Manager of Communications

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034