The Arctic Youth Wellbeing Network aims to engage youth in issues of mental health, develop their leadership capacity and skills, and provide resources and opportunities to create positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Do you want to get engaged in making a difference to mental wellbeing across the Arctic?

  • Build your skills in leadership and advocacy

  • Share knowledge with other network members

  • Create social change

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Join us for a monthly virtual meeting of the Arctic Youth Wellbeing Network, powered by the Arctic Youth Network and Project CREATeS.

Sessions include facilitated workshops by circumpolar trainers, sharing circles among participants, and guided mindfulness activities.

Our next meeting will be held on Friday, June 17th at 16:00 GMT (12:00 pm ET) 

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Do you have skills or experience that could support youth? Contact us about opportunities to facilitate a workshop for our Network Members.

Upcoming Events

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022   -   Session 11 | Trainer | Skill

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022   -   Session 12 | Sharing Circle | Year Review

Live sessions are learning opportunities where youth can gain knowledge and build skills in areas like:

  • videography and editing
  • communication for advocacy
  • decolonization and cultural awareness
  • workshop facilitation
  • mental health first aid
  • project management



Network members need an outlet for action. That's why the Network is currently developing a Project Stream which will support Network members to take what they learn and the connections they make, and together enact change in their communities. This could look like:

  • One-on-one project mentorship for Network members who become "Project Creators"
  • Project support from within the Arctic Youth Wellbeing Network team
  • Financial support through micro-grants for the initiatives of "Project Creators"

If you want to help youth to deliver initiatives that create positive impacts in their communities, connect with us about the AYWN Project Stream.


The Arctic Youth Wellbeing Network aims to engage youth in issues of mental health, develop their leadership capacity and skills, and provide resources and opportunities to create positive impact in their communities and beyond.

It is a collaboration between the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group’s (SDWG) initiative, Project CREATeS, and the Arctic Youth Network (AYN) for the establishment of a youth working group centered on promoting mental health leadership in the Arctic.

The Arctic Youth Wellbeing Network (AYWN) is powered by AYN and Project CREATeS.

The AYWN is a new initiative of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council, as part of the Local2Global initiative.