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Glen Brae Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017

When: May 1-5, 2017

Target Age/Grades: Grade 6, 7 & 8

Goals:

  1. Promote awareness and education of Mental Health and available supports.
  2. Support the #GETLOUD campaign and HWDSB board wide initiatives.
  3. Build on goals of the School Improvement Plan by promoting positive school climate.

What:

In support of the #GETLOUD campaign and National Mental Health Awareness week, Glen Brae Middle School staff and students engaged in a series of activities throughout the week.

Monday

  • Student greeters at entrance to welcome and provide positive messages
  • Staff at their classroom doors, welcoming and greeting students as they arrive
  • Positive messages on every locker and on washroom mirror

Tuesday

  • Student greeters at entrance
  • Staff at their classroom doors, welcoming and greeting students as they arrive
  • “Free High Five” booth

Wednesday

  • Student greeters at entrance
  • Staff at their classroom doors, welcoming and greeting students as they arrive
  • Mental Health Awareness bulletin boards created throughout the school to provide positive messages and supportive information

Thursday

  • Student greeters at entrance
  • Staff at their classroom doors, welcoming and greeting students as they arrive
  • Talent Show & Open House
  • Grand Opening of “Chill Zone”

Friday

  • Student greeters at entrance
  • Staff at their classroom doors, welcoming and greeting students as they arrive
  • Wear Green to support Mental Health Awareness
  • “I love my…..” posters and pictures

Impact:

“Activities throughout the week brought awareness to kindness, caring and Mental Health.”

“Staff went above and beyond to make the focus a priority and the students could see and feel that.”

“Visuals around the school clearly made the focus stand out to all students and staff.”

“Students made an extra conscience effort to treat others kindly and show their support using positive messages, wearing green and sending positive notes to peers and teachers.”

“Bulletin boards were beautifully decorated with positive messages that support mental health and well being.”

“I’d like to see the bulletin boards remain up forever! The messages are so amazing for students.”

 

For more information contact:

Amanda Zavarella

azavarel@hwdsb.on.ca

 

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