April 10, 2015
More than 320 Halton District School Board school Mental Health champions, Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, and Professional Student Services Personnel staff attended the Mental Health Symposium on April 9th in Burlington.
Ian Manion, Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about the important role schools play in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention for students
Staff members took part in numerous workshops that gave them strategies to promote mental health in schools. Topics included The Mentally Healthy Classroom, Mindfulness and Classroom Strategies for Supporting Anxious Students.
The event was sponsored through a generous donation by RBC’s Children’s Mental Health Project.
PHOTO CAPTION: Ian Manion, Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, was keynote speaker