It's Mental Health Week!
A focus on positive mental health for students, families, schools and communities contributes to building welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that recognize diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self.
We know that mentally healthy students are resilient and better able to learn, achieve success, and build healthy relationships. Given the profound impact the global pandemic has had on all Albertans, never before has the conversation about mental health been more important.
In recognition of Mental Health Week, and today we are sharing some mental health supports and services that may benefit our #TeamWestwind families.
- Jack.org The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub - a hub of relevant resources to help youth take care of themselves and look out for others during this challenging time.
- Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868, or text CONNECT to 686868, available 24-7, offers professional counselling, information and support for kids, youth and young adults.
- You may also wish to visit the Alberta Education website at Student Learning Hub – Mental Health and Wellbeing for more resources to support positive mental health in schools.