Mental health is an essential part of children and youth’s overall health and has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society. Both physical and mental health affect how we think, feel and act on the inside and outside.
Mental Health Week May 6-10 2019May 7th is Child and Youth Mental Health DAY
Hubs for Mental Health Information
Mental Health Organizations in BC
Educators and Parents
The guide was developed in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and focuses on training teachers to be comfortable with their own knowledge of mental health and mental health disorders. The guide then empowers the teachers to share this knowledge with their students through a curriculum delivered in a multiple module format.
The Stigma-Free Zone movement is a new and exciting initiative that is dedicated to the awareness of the stigmas that exist in society. Stigma-Free Zone programs support and educate individuals, especially youth, to manage their personal mental wellness and develop an understanding of the challenges that numerous people face. They also offer Mental Health Peer Support Groups in Victoria.
List of Free Mental Health Literacy Resources for Educators
This list includes a wide range of resources to support student learning around mental health literacy. It includes classroom-ready lessons plus resources to share with students & families. Although it does not include resources specific to sleep, nutrition & physical activity, these areas are also important for mental wellness.
Mental Wellness Resources for Educators