Blue Wave began as the Blue Wave Foundation in 2007, a non-profit, registered charity making a difference in the lives of youth struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and/or mental health issues. Their mission was to increase awareness, encourage solutions, foster hope and end the stigma of mental illness. The Blue Wave Movement aimed to change the way youth think about mental health through conversation and normalization. Through community presentations, online vehicles and community grant opportunities, Blue Wave encouraged youth to share their voices in whatever way they felt most comfortable.
After a successful five years the Blue Wave Foundation has been gifted to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division (CMHA) in May 2013. Now a new program of CMHA, Blue Wave will continue to pursue the mission of the original Foundation through a youth-led mental wellness course, a bursary scheme and social media.
You can learn more about this exciting transition in our press release.