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Promoting Positive Mental Health in Schools

 
School staff play a key role in connecting students to mental health supports. Learn about Halton Region's resources that help create a supportive environment and promote a healthy school.

Mental health is important to a student’s well-being. Since school staff are often the first to notice a mental health concern, they play a key role in the early identification and connecting the student to supports. Providing curriculum supports, supportive social and physical environments and resources can give students the knowledge and skills to take care of their mental health, as well as the knowledge of where to get help if they need it. Halton Region provides teachers/school staff with the following resources to help create a supportive environment and promote a healthy school.

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  • B.O.Y.S. (PDF file)
    A best practice, strength-based, social skills program developed for boys in grades seven and eight to increase their understanding of positive male roles, relationships and identities in society, and to strengthen their social skills.
  • Iris the Dragon (external link)
    Provides lesson plans to help educators address mental health issues in the classroom.
  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
    P.A.L.S. is a peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size or ability.

Elementary & secondary

Elementary

  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
    P.A.L.S. is a peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size or ability.

Elementary & secondary

Elementary & secondary

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