Throughout District School Board Ontario North East, students and staff participated in Bell Let’s Talk Day. Highlighted below are just a few examples of the variety of engaging and dynamic learning and activities that were undertaken to help create positive change and support mental well-being.
In one example, students shared positive messages illustrating that mental health matters. In another example, students participated in a presentation about stigma and played Coping Skills BINGO, which emphasized how to implement daily coping habits to help support their mental health. An additional example highlighted the launch of school-wide Kindness Challenges. Through these challenges, students receive a paper heart for placing on a Kindness board after demonstrating a caring and compassionate attitude or action.
At DSB1, we are committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of our students, families, and staff.
Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit: access and download resources from the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit
DSB1 Mental Health & Well-being Resources: learn where to get help, find answers to frequently asked questions and learn about our DSB1 programs and initiatives for maintaining good mental health and well-being
Be There Certificate: learn how to safely support someone struggling with their mental health with the Be There Certificate, a resource created by Jack.org