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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Youth Mental Health Summit

NEWS RELEASE                                 
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200

November 14, 2018
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Continuing the Conversation
- Youth Mental Health Summit-

Students from all 15 GECDSB high schools will learn ways they can affect the mental health and well-being of their peers at a Youth Mental Health Summit Wednesday, November 21st at the Ciociaro Club.

 More than 300 participants (approximately 20 from each school) are expected at this forum which is being held in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and a network of community organizations. The goal is to continue the conversation around positive mental health, to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to help students achieve well-being.

Students will hear from guest speakers and attend workshops on topics of: social media, mindfulness, LGBTQ+, and sleep hygiene. They will be encouraged to share the knowledge they attain in their school communities and to develop on a project or an activity that highlights one of the topics discussed during the day.

The program begins at 9:45 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m.
For more information contact Public Relations officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.