Tag: mental health

Marking Children’s Mental Health Week

May 5-11 is Children’s Mental Health Week across Ontario. This important week allows us to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and the need to support our childrens’ mental health. Supporting mental health and well-being Having our students experience a caring learning environment that addresses their well-being is important to us. We […]

#BellLetsTalk Day – Wednesday, January 30

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 30. This is a day to raise awareness and continue the conversation around mental health. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. A big hurdle for anyone living with mental illness is overcoming the stigma and a major reason why […]

Children’s Mental Health Week

May 7 – 13th marks Children’s Mental Health Week across Ontario. This is an important week where we are able to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and the need to support our kids’ mental health. Wear It Wednesday To show support and raise awareness of children’s mental health, the Canadian Mental Health […]

Developing resiliency in our kids

“Resilience is the ability to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and move forward. Many refer to this as “bouncing back” from challenges.” – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  We all experience challenges or go through times of change. Learning how to cope in these situations will help kids manage […]

Free mental wellness seminar for secondary students – Saturday, April 7, 2018

Elevate Waterloo: Mental Wellness Seminar for Secondary Students will be taking place this Saturday, April 7 at Albert McCormick Community Centre in Waterloo. The event focuses on recognizing issues underlying student mental health, and learning to be more mindful while responding to these issues. The event is free for secondary students, and costs $5 for […]

Supporting mental health initiatives with Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and we are encouraging our entire WRDSB community to participate with us. Back in 2011, Bell started a campaign leveraging the popularity of social media. Over the years, it has grown to be internationally recognized with more than $79 million being donated to Canadian mental health initiatives and organizations. Participating […]

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

The Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC), in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), are looking for parents/guardians of student(s) in grades 7-12 to be trained as safeTALK TRAINERS. Funding for this initiative has been provided by the Ministry of Education through a […]

Mental Health & Well-Being

What does mental health and well-being have to do with school? “Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” […]

Update on Implementation of the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum

On Monday, June 15, staff presented trustees with an update regarding implementation of the new Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Since 2010, the Ministry has engaged in extensive consultation regarding the revised curriculum for Health & Physical Education, Grades 1-8 and Health & Physical Education, Grades 9-12. On February 23, 2015, the Ministry released both […]

Children’s Mental Health Resource Guide

Parents and professionals alike are desperate for resources to help children often described as “behavioural” in many settings; home, school and community. Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) in Waterloo Region has, with community support, assembled a Resource Guide aimed at helping parents navigate the system and learn advocacy tools to help their child to […]