Students4WellBeing – or S4W
Students4WellBeing – or S4W – are a group of TDSB students in Grades 9-12 who support conversations about Mental Health and Well Being that intersect equity, student identities, lived experiences and voices with TDSB’s Mental Health Leads.
The S4W is comprised of a diverse group of volunteer students (e.g. racialized youth, 2SLGBTQI+ youth, youth with varying abilities etc.) from across the board and supported by TDSB Professional Supports Staff.
The mission of S4W:
The “Mental Health & Well-Being Youth Reflective Arts Museum” was created by Students from across TDSB, who attended the TDSB-FOY Mental Health & Well-Being youth Leadership Programs. These Youth Leadership programs focused on Mental Health & Well-Being capacity building and over 200 secondary school students in TDSB have participated so far. Modules about mental health and wellness were discussed with students, who then created pieces of creative artwork to express their learning and demonstrated their take-away from this program of “What Mental Wellness Means to Me.” These Youth Leadership programs were “co-facilitated” by Students 4 Well-Being peer leaders, who were part of the S4W mentorship program. These S4W mentorship program and Mental Health Youth Leadership programs are facilitated by Systems Leader, Shameen Sandhu, MSW & Mental Health Leads, Imani Hennie-Hamadi, MSW & Annette Grossi, MSW.