2018 Mentally Healthy Schools - CARE CONTEST!
Congratulations to our Mentally Health Schools - CARE CONTEST Winners (see video below).
And here are the reflections of the winning student groups on the Impact of Kindness and Intentional Acts of Caring.
REFLECT, CONNECT, ACT, SHARE!
Join us to celebrate and recognize the many Intentional Acts of Caring Projects carried out by LDCSB students this year.
See how their creative acts of kindness support well-being and make their schools mentally healthy!
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