Tag: mental health

Simple Connections – Stronger Families

September 24, 2019

Family resiliency is the ability of a family system to experience stress and not only recover from the stress, but come out of it stronger and healthier than before. It’s about more than just coping or surviving. It’s about bouncing forward.

Tools to Create a Calm Classroom

February 26, 2019

With the rates of anxiety increasing and appearing at younger and younger ages, the importance of creating a calm environment for our students is becoming more and more important.  There are a variety of resources out there that can support teachers in their efforts to create a calm classroom.


Keeping Girls in Sport

October 10, 2018

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS) and the Coaching Association of Canada have developed an online learning resource called Keeping Girls in Sport.  It is designed for organizations, coaches and youth activity leaders who help mentor and coach young girls.


Exercise is Good for Your Mental Health

May 8, 2018

We know that physical activity is important to improving physical health, but did you know that physical activity is also key in improving mental health?  Today’s teens are experiencing heightened anxiety and more stress than some adults today (cite).  In a world where digital devices keep social pressures constantly in their back pockets, and academic institutions are asking more and more of our young people, exercise might be their best defense against stress and anxiety.

Outdoor Classrooms can Improve Teacher and Student Well-being!

April 4, 2018

 

25% of teachers polled at the Southeastern Alberta Teachers Convention in February 2018 stated that teacher wellness is of the upmost importance in building a healthy school community.  We know classroom sizes are rising and as such so are the demands on teachers.