About Monarch Mental Health
Monarch Mental Health is a project that started in January 2019 with support from the Community Initiatives Fund. Through Monarch, we provide clinical counselling to gender and sexually diverse children, youth and adults, as well as their families and loved ones.
Reach out, and let us know how we can support you right now.
Our Counselling Office
Thanks to the support of the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, Monarch Mental Health can provide counselling in-person (when restrictions allow). If you need financial support to physically access this office, please talk to our counsellors.
Monarch Mental Health
c/o Regina Sexual Assault Centre
1830 MacKay Street
Meet our Counsellors
Riki Yandt, MSW, RSW
they/them & she/her
Riki is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). Riki completed their MSW from Ryerson University in Toronto and has a BSW from the University of Regina. Riki has nearly a decade of professional and community-based experience that involves working with folks of diverse ages and abilities who are navigating anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, trauma, and complex family dynamics. They actively work toward a practice that is client-centered, trauma-informed, intersectional and anti-oppressive. As a non-binary queer person, Riki’s work also specializes in LGBTQ+ identities and expressions, disabilities and diverse and non-normative relationships. Raised in Saskatchewan, Riki has been engaged in community life as a volunteer radio host of “Rainbow Radio” on CFCR, and also as a community organizer and musician. Riki is based in Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis and is available for remote counselling sessions.
Consider Making a Donation
The total cost of the Monarch Mental Health is approximately $60,000 per year. Unfortunately, our sponsors and funders only cover a portion of this. We rely on generous donations from our community to support this life-saving program. Please consider making a donation.
Funders & Sponsors
Community initiatives fund
A big thanks to the Community Initiatives Fund, of the Government of Saskatchewan, who has funded this program since 2019.
United Way of Regina
Through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Response Fund, UR Pride received financial support through a partnership with OUTSaskatoon to be able to expand our mental health counselling programs province-wide during the COVID19 pandemic.