2018 Mentally Healthy Schools - CARE CONTEST!
REFLECT, CONNECT, ACT, SHARE!Plan and Activate Intentional Acts of Caring to support well-being in your school!Showcase your Project in a video, photo story, collage, or drawing and tell us how you have helped make your school more mentally healthy for a chance to win a cash prize to be used towards a mental health initiative in your school.
For details please click on "Mentally Healthy Schools CARE Contest 2018" on either the side bar or the bottom of this page.
What is Mental Health?
The World Health Organization defines mental health as a "state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."(World Health Organization)
Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It is sense of emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being that enables us to meet the opportunities and challenges of life with a sense of confidence and hope.
Mental Health: Finding a Shared Language:
This CAMH video explains the separate but interconnected concepts of mental health and mental illness, as well as what it means to 'promote mental health', in ourselves, in our schools, and in our communities.
At LDCSB we support student mental health and well-being by building capacity to:
- Promote positive mental health for all students
- Reduce stigma
- Build student social-emotional learning skills
- Identify students who may be experiencing mental health problems
- Build pathways to care and support services in the community
(Supporting Minds, 2013)
Mental Health and Well-Being Strategic Plan 2017 to 2020.pdf