School board's join forces to promote wellbeing and practical mental health coping strategies.

News 100 redBy Staff

May 2, 2016


The Halton District School Board will be recognizing Children’s Mental Health Week, May 2-8, 2016 with a range of activities offered at schools throughout Halton. These events will focus on mental health promotion and promote an awareness and understanding of the importance of wellbeing and practical mental health coping strategies.

Activities include:

• Munn’s Public School in Oakville will focus on the positive effects of being physically active. The school will host a Yoga day on May 3 and a Jump Rope for Heart event on May 6.

• Burlington Central School will host ‘Compliment Days’ and hand out apples to students as they enter the school in the morning to encourage healthy eating.

• Bruce Trail Public School in Milton students will post positive sticky notes or ‘thought bubbles’ throughout the school to encourage each other.

• Forest Trail Public School in Oakville will be hosting a ‘We Care Wednesday Appreciation Day’ in which students and staff members will express appreciation to one another.

• Stewarttown Public School in Acton will be incorporating a ‘May the Force Be with You’ theme including ‘Yoda Yoga’ and a ‘Jolly Jabba Walk’.

Clara Hughes - Lets talk - mental health

Clara Hughes – Olympic medal winner and spokesperson for mental health.

The week will culminate with the 3rd annual Halton Run for Youth Mental Health on May 7. It’s a collaborative effort between Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board and CameronHelps. More than 400 people have registered to participate. The event aims to unite students, families and staff to show their support for youth mental health and break the stigma.

“We are pleased to recognize Children’s Mental Health Week as part of our continued commitment to promoting the positive mental health and well-being of our students,” said Mark Zonneveld, Board Superintendent of Education (Student Services). “This is an important initiative as schools have a significant role to play in building skills and sharing knowledge to help promote wellness.”

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