Mental Health Week 2019 Focuses on Wellness and Resiliency
During Mental Health Week 2019, which begins today and runs through Friday (May 10), Grand Erie District School Board students will learn about the skills that help maintain positive mental health. The annual celebration is focused on encouraging wellness, building resiliency and increasing awareness of the importance of mental health.
“We’re teaching students of all ages how and why it’s important to think, feel and be well, and to learn the skills to overcome challenges they may encounter in their lives,” said Piyali Bagchee, Mental Health and Wellness Lead for Grand Erie. “The ability to recover from setbacks, adapt and overcome adversity are all important life skills.”
During Mental Health Week 2019, Grand Erie students will participate in Let’s Chalk, an activity where students write positive and encouraging messages in chalk around their school. Let’s Chalk is an easy way for all students and staff to get involved. The activity is led by each school’s Child and Youth Worker, in collaboration with the local Public Health Nurse.
“As part of spreading positive and encouraging messages, Let’s Chalk activities allow students to reflect on their well-being and gives them a chance to think about how they can incorporate positive and constructive thoughts as well as self-care into their daily lives,” said Bagchee.