The Alberta Teachers Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association, with support from Global Television, are raising awareness of the mental health of children and youth.
View the latest television commercial for the Can We Talk? campaign here.
The 2017 Hats On! For Mental Health Day will occur on May 3. Each May, Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Participating schools will relax their hat rules and encourage students and teachers to build understanding by wearing hats to school. Students will also participate in a coordinated lesson on understanding mental health and the importance of removing the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
If you’re a registered Imagineaction teacher, simply “sign in” at www.imagine-action.ca, click on “Teacher resources”, bottom left column, and then select Mental Health Stigma: Challenging it Together! NEW. You can choose between the elementary or secondary lesson plans (or both!) as well as select the discussion questions.
The Children, Youth & Families- Addiction and Mental Health (AHS) and Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD) are pleased to continue to provide the caregiver education series. These free sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers and community members with basic information about addiction and mental health challenges that can impact children and youth.
January & February 2017 Resources are posted here.
Alberta Health Services offers professional development presentations for educators. Click here for a complete listing.
Light Up Your Mind School Program- Free presentations for classrooms and youth groups on mental health, mental illness, stress, and suicide for youth ages 12 to 18. *NEW* Now offering a session for teachers on self-injury. Learn more here.
Check out some of the programs and services for teachers, schools and students from the Canadian Mental Health Association—Edmonton Region.
INTRODUCING: New Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs for Youth under 25 —this fall CMHA launged a youth focused blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and created a monthly open mic café events for youth 25 and under with lived experience with mental illness. CMHA is also launching a Youth Engagement Project to get interested youth, ages 12-18, engaged in mental health promotion and anti-stigma work—completely youth led! For more information click here.