May 7 is National Child and Youth Mental Health Day and a series of resources are being offered to help build connections between young people and the caring adults in their lives.
All this week FamilySmart, a mental-health service provider, is encouraging young people to share photos and messages of caring on their social media profiles using the hashtags #may7icare, #icare, and #childandyouthmentalhealthday. FamilySmart will also hold a series of virtual and online events for families and SD72 students.
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At noon on May 7 there will be Conversations About Mental Health: What it sounds like at different ages. The presentation focuses on ways of connecting with our kids between the ages of 0 and 18 years. Register here: www.familysmart.ca/events.
Videos and activities are available for kids to help them understand how smart their brains and bodies are, and how sensations are our body’s way of telling us how we feel and what we need. When we practice focusing on the sensations in our body, we are being mindful. Let’s try it! These videos are designed for classrooms and can be used at home.
Pre-recorded mental health presentations will be delivered by young people to young people. Register for jack.org's pre-recorded classroom edition talks or view the Talk to Me 7.0 Conference by Gleneagle Secondary School's Con-X leadership students.
All of this and more is available for free through https://may7icare.ca