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How We Help

Anxiety is the most significant emotional health issue facing adolescent girls and young women today, commonly manifesting itself in eating disorders, self-harm and depression. To address these issues, Lionheart Foundation provides support to four key groups:

Parents And Adolescents

Lionheart Foundation provides subsidies and financial aid to adolescents and their families facing financial barriers so they can access and participate in counselling, therapy and therapeutic supports to address anxiety and anxiety based issues.

The Foundation also provides free online resources about adolescent anxiety including research, best practices and shared learning, as well as access to workshops and training for families.


Academics and Researchers

As part of our commitment to leadership in the recovery of adolescent anxiety issues, Lionheart Foundation invests in and works closely with top researchers and academics to advance the body of knowledge and to share learnings in the area of adolescent mental health issues. The Foundation also aspires to become a primary source for the dissemination of information, best practices and shared learnings about adolescent anxiety-related issues.


Partnering Practitioners

Lionheart Foundation connects mental health practitioners who are trained in our modalities of support with adolescents and their families in need of treatment for anxiety-related issues. We also work to enhance the therapeutic skills of medical professionals in our network including therapists, counsellors, psychologists, nutritionists, nurses and doctors by providing professional development workshops, training and online resources.


Youth-interfacing Organizations

Groups who work with adolescents play a crucial role in identifying and supporting those who are experiencing anxiety-related issues. Lionheart Foundations assists these groups by providing online resources and information, and by delivering workshops and training so these organizations can more easily help young people in their care who are experiencing mental health problems.


Because of media portrayals, eating disorders are often misunderstood as vanity issues. In reality, they are some of the strongest neurobiologically based brain illnesses, with very similar neurobiological underpinnings to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and addictions.