Mental Health Awareness Week is May 2 to May 8, 2016. A focus on positive mental health for students, families, schools and communities contributes to building a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and nurtures a sense of belonging and positive sense of self. Students who are mentally healthy are better able to achieve success, are more resilient and are more likely to build healthy relationships.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 teachers and students can show their support for positive mental health by participating in “Hats On! For Mental Health Day”, which is sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Global TV. We invite your child to participate and support Mental Health Awareness by sporting their favorite hat on May 4th!
You can also learn more about supporting positive mental health in schools by visiting Alberta Education’s Mental Health webpage at https://education.alberta.ca/mental-health/what-is-mental-health/
Thanks so much for your support and for being part of the ongoing conversation around mental health!
The Chinook Center School Team