Mental Wellness Day for Schools

Mental Wellness Day for Schools
Posted on 06/03/2021
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I would like to invite students, teachers, support staff, parents, administrators, and Trustees to come together on Thursday, June 3, 2021, to participate in Mental Wellness Day for Schools-with the theme 'Take care of yourself and each other'.

Please mark this day in your calendar and visit the website for detailed information, including the agenda.

Activities include:

· inspirational messages by public figures such as country singer Brett Kissel and former NHL player and advocate Sheldon Kennedy

· engaging sessions by Alberta Health Services, Ever Active Schools, and the College of Alberta School Superintendents; and

· key learnings from speakers such as Dr. Jody Carrington and Dr. Michael Ungar.

Online events, about one hour each, have been designed for specific audiences:

Kindergarten to Grade 3

Grades 4 to 6

Grades 7 to 12 school staff; administrators; and parents.

There will also be a live kick-off session in the morning for everyone. To make sure this event fits into busy school schedules, teachers may choose to have their classes view a session live or, in many cases, watch them online for up to two weeks later.

A detailed description of the events, along with times, links, and promotional materials, is available on the website.

As always, please know that if a child or youth needs someone to talk to, they may reach the Kids Help Line at 1-800-668-6868 or by texting 686868 (but call 911 if in crisis). They may also access online resources at The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub.

Within our school division, you can also contact our C.A.R.S program for support.

Take Care of Yourself & Each Other,

Brenda MacDonald