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Mental Health and Well-Being
At Hasting Prince Edwards District School Board the guidance provided by our Mental Health Leadership Team and our Mental Health Advisory Committee is leading our district toward improved well-being for all.
We recognize that positive mental health enhances student achievement and we therefore promote a caring, inclusive, safe and mentally healthy school environment.
Schools are ideal places to help advance and support student mental health and well-being, and to identify the early signs of when students may be struggling with a mental health problem or with a mental illness.
School administrators told us in a 2012 survey that they were very concerned about the mental health and well-being of students. They identified that anxiety, depression, aggression, substance use and social relationships are the primary mental health concerns for our students.
We are building mentally healthy classrooms through growing with character and the promotion of safe and inclusive school environments.
To enhance mental health awareness and mental health literacy throughout the district.
To explore the implementation of evidence-based mental health promotion and mental health prevention programming.
To continue the evolution of organizational conditions focusing on the development of standard processes and protocols that serve to align our Mental Health Strategy with other district initiatives, promote accountability, and define the pathway to care.
To create mentally healthy environments for students, families, and staff that enhances and promotes mental health and wellbeing. By creating healthy, resilient, inclusive communities the district will support mental health awareness, and evidence based programming.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board students, families and employees feel a strong sense of belonging and engagement at school. Our students have skills for managing academic and social emotional challenges and are surrounded by caring peers, adults, and communities. We are all equipped to identify and intervene early with students struggling with mental health problems.
At Hasting and Prince Edward District School Board we are committed to the well being of all our students and staff.