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Children's Mental Health Week

Mental health and well-being go hand-in-hand with student success. And our role is to help increase awareness of child and youth mental health needs, decrease stigma and support students with resources and help when needed.

This week, we mark Children’s Mental Health Week. It’s an opportunity for us to emphasize the importance of good mental health and well-being. Mental health, like physical health, is something we all have, and promoting good mental health means promoting and teaching positive coping skills, resilience and taking care of ourselves.

This year’s theme is: This year’s theme is: Doing more of what makes you awesome! (#TDSBawesome) Celebrated through our poster contest submissions (see the winners on the right!)

Eating well, sleeping well, socializing with peers and participating in physical activity are all good self-care activities and help contribute to overall well-being. Good well-being includes positive mental health and a feeling of being welcomed, accepted and engaged in school.

Students cannot achieve academically, if they don't feel safe or welcomed at school if their mental health is at risk and if they don't have the tools or motivation to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle, both inside and out of school. Children have a positive sense of well-being are more resilient and more successful as learners. (Ontario's Well-Being Strategy for Education 2016)

This week, we encourage you to use #TDSBawesome to share with everyone in the TDSB what makes you awesome and keeps you mentally healthy! Don’t forget to follow and tag @TDSB_MHWB

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Poster Contest Winners!


A collection of five posters designed by students for Children and Youth Mental Health Week.

Poster designed by a Grade 5 student. Text says You Can be a Great person. Just Believe Us. Picture is of students in rainbow sweaters.


Poster designed by an SK student. Text says A Kind and Caring Adult, and pictures a smiling adult wearing  blue shirt with a star on it.

Poster designed by a Grade 10 student and features two people hugging surrounded by the words compassionate, supportive, listening, kind, non-judgemental and understanding.

Poster designed by Grade 8 student and text says Kindness Makes the World Go Round. Image is a globe with two people as caring adults.

Poster designed by Grade 1 student and text says Kindness Makes the World Go Around and features two people under a pink and blue rainbow.

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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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