May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month - an important time to focus on staff and student mental wellbeing.

The week of May 1st-7th is Mental Health Week in Canada. This year the Canadian Mental Health Association theme, is “My Story”. Everyone has multiple layers and stories that make us who we are. While each year 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or a mental health issue, all of us – have mental health. May 7th is Child & Youth Mental Health Day, recognizing the important mental health needs of children and youth in our country.

The Healthy Schools Department has developed a Mental Health Month Toolkit for elementary and secondary schools. The toolkits contain school/classroom activities and announcements that can be adapted to meet the needs of your students. It can be download from our website.

The following components can be found in the toolkit:

  • Elementary Mental Health Month Toolkit
  • Secondary Mental Health Month Toolkit
  • Announcements
  • Elementary and Secondary Mental Wellness Calendars
  • Links to Mental Health Supports and Resources

For more mental health supports and resources visit our mental health web page.