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Greater Essex County District School Board
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Student Mental Health Summit

students listen to presentation at student mental health summit.pngThe Greater Essex County District School Board has made a committment, elaborated in our Mental Health Well-being Strategic Plan, to continue the conversation around positive mental health, to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to move each student toward achieving well-being.

In association with the Candian Mental Health Association and a network of community organizations, a Youth Mental Health Summit was held in November for more than 200 students from our high schools.

Students listened to a variety of guest speakers, attended workshops and took part in exercises intended to inspire them to become leaders in their school communities.  For the 2017-18 school year, each school was asked to create its own mental health well-being group and the students who attended the summit were given the responsibility of being positive student ambassadors in their communities.

student drawing from mental health well-being summit.jpgOne of the fundamental aspects of this year's Mental Health Well-being Strategy was sleep hygiene, with the goal of promoting behaviours and life styles which lead to better quality sleep.

Windsor Star article - November 21, 2018