Mental Wellness Day for Schools
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.
· 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, Jack.org 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. https://www.clearview.ab.ca/CARS.php
Take Care of Yourself & Each Other,