Thursday, June 3 will be recognized across Alberta as Mental Wellness Day for Schools — with the theme "Take care of yourself and each other."
This provincial government initiative addresses the continued need to build our collective capacity to support mental health and well‑being. Virtual activities throughout the day include:
- Inspirational messages by public figures such as country singer Brett Kissel and former NHL player and advocate Sheldon Kennedy;
- Engaging sessions by Alberta Health Services, Ever Active Schools, Jack.org and the College of Alberta School Superintendents; and
- Key learnings from speakers such as Dr. Jody Carrington and Dr. Michael Ungar.
Parents, staff, and students can participate live in the sessions on June 3, or may watch them online for up to 2 weeks later.
We encourage our school community to share photos of themselves with signs that say "Take care of yourself and each other" - and then following through to do so. As we prioritize mental wellness, we can end this challenging school year with the understanding, tools, and connection to prioritize our collective wellbeing.
Visit the Mental Wellness Day for Schools website for all the details.