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Children's Mental Health Week

Caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body.  In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other.”
                                          (Sid Garza-Hillman)

Ensuring our students' Mental Health has been a focus for us at Westminster PS as well as the whole of our Board. Throughout the year, we have described the different events and activities that we have offered to promote a positive school climate and support our students and families. From teaching calming techniques such as "mindful breathing" to parent presentations to help de-stress family life, there are many things that we can all do to support the mental health of our children and adults alike. 

This year, Children's Mental Health Week has been announced for the week of May 2nd but it is something we focus on all year long.  We thank you for your support and welcome you to work with us in our focus on the mental well-being of all our school community.  

For your information:
To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, Blue Hills Child and Family Centre is hosting a workshop titled- “Bringing Your Family into Focus” on Wednesday May 4th 2016 for interested parents/caregivers and other school members. The aim of this workshop is to support an increased understanding of attentional difficulties, discovering the family / caregiver/ teacher strengths and resources and how to utilize them, and identify coping strategies for the home, school and in the community.


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