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Supporting Mental Health – Two Part Session for Westmount Parents

These are stressful and anxious times for everyone; we may not even see the signs that our kids are carrying more than they let on, particularly with gifted children. We can all use more tools in our toolkits to support our whole family's mental health. Learn how to identify anxiety and trauma in our kids, and learn practical tips we can [...]

2020-12-04T12:12:01-07:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

New Mental Health Resource from AHS

In an effort to enhance mental health supports for Albertans, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with Togetherall — a free, online network that offers anonymous, peer-to-peer mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the network, Albertans 16 years of age and older can share, connect, and support others in a safe online community. Please click [...]

2020-10-16T12:49:59-06:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

World Mental Health Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Visit this link for more information: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/10/10/default-calendar/the-big-event-for-mental-health The WCS Mid-High will be recognizing World Mental Health Day this year through Purple & Poems! We will honour this on both Thursday the 8 and Tuesday the 13 of October. Storytellers, poets, and anyone who wishes to is encouraged to share work that spreads awareness about [...]

2020-10-09T13:03:28-06:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: |

Hats On! for Mental Health Day May 1, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! For Mental Health Day and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. We encourage Westmount students to participate by wearing special hats in support of the mental health of children and youth. One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness [...]

2019-04-30T13:21:58-06:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

Parent Education Evening: Mental Health Literacy

MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY FOR PARENTS **Note that there has been a time change for this presentation.  New time: 7:00-9:00 pm. Please join us at this School Council and 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 [...]