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.
On May 2, 2018, 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.
Here are some resources for incorporating mental health into your lesson plans:
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From the Distress Line Breakfast on January 31 to the Light Up Your Mind School Program, the Edmonton branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has a lot going on. See the January 2018 newsletter for more information.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness.
One of the biggest myths around the illness is that it isn’t treatable.
With the right supports, people can work or volunteer, be active in their own care, and contribute to their communities. Learn how you can help a loved one by downloading the brochure HERE
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.