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MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY FOR PARENTS

**Note that there has been a time change for this presentation.  New time: 7:00-9:00 pm.

A School Council and Westmount Charter School-hosted interactive session geared for parents and people who work with youth. Good mental health starts with an understanding of the brain and its primary roles. This session will introduce parents to the basic concepts in establishing and maintaining positive mental health with their children.

School Council will have a quick meeting @ 6:30 – prior to this presentation.

When: Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 – 6:30-8:30 pm 7:00 – 9:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm

Where: Mid-High Learning Commons

Who?  Open to parents of students at the Mid-High campus. We have 125 seats available.

Cost: Free

Check the Friday, January 18 Mid-High email communication from the school for the signup link. This presentation will fill up quickly so sign up soon!

Topics will include:

THE TEENAGE BRAIN

  • How is it different from adults?
  • What is adolescence ?

COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ADOLESCENCE

  • What are the causes?
  • What are the risks?

TEENAGE STRESS

  • How much is too much?
  • How can we manage stress?

PROMOTING POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH IN MY CHILD

  • What are some self-care basics?
  • How can I support my teen?

GETTING HELP

  • Talking to your teen about mental health?
  • Who to turn to for help?

For More Information Contact Andrew Baxter, Project Coordinatorandrew.baxter@ahs.ca

Access Mental Health information for parents and students at www.teenmentalhealth.org