School District 52 recognizes the important role that mental health and wellness play in education. It is difficult to learn when a student is socially or emotionally overwhelmed. It’s been decided that the district and Pam Groves, District Mental Health Literacy Specialist, will be gathering online resources for staff, families and students. In these challenging times, it is vital to understand the role your thoughts, feelings and behaviours play in your overall well being. Please check out this post for updates!
Each month, there will be a Health and Wellness Challenge for staff, students and families to participate.
Here is a PowerPoint to learn more about anxiety. It is important to look after your mental health even when you are feeling good!
Links & Resources:
Click on this link for a virtual calm room. It can be very useful in times when you are overwhelmed.
Kelty Mental Health:
The Kelty Mental Health website has an entire section related to COVID including a very good hour-long webinar for parents concerning anxiety around sending their kids to school with COVID (the webinar entitled “Setting Children and Youth up for a Successful Return to School in the Era of COVID-19” is under “Featured Resources” at this link:
LifeSpeak is a free extensive online library of streaming and downloadable video modules with renowned experts speaking on a range of health, family, wellness, and professional development topics.
LifeSpeak can be accessed at https://bcpsea.lifespeak.com; Client password: lifespeak
Canada Mental Health Support :
Here is a link for the government of Canada mental health support. Click on the link and go to the section called wellness together.
Youthspace.ca is a digital crisis line that provides free emotional and crisis support for youth under the age of 30. Youthspace.ca is run by the Victoria-based non-profit organization NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education, and Support. Online support is available through instant messaging (IM) and texts. Our text and IM services are available every night from 6pm to 12am PST across Canada. Youth can reach us through our website www.youthspace.ca or by sending a text to 778-783-0177. Our goal is to create an anonymous, non-judgmental, and empathetic space for youth to explore challenging issues. Last year alone we provided support to over 6000 youth.