Identifying mental health issues: Signs to look for amongst students

Identifying mental health issues: Signs to look for amongst students

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 There are a lot of factors that can impact a child or teenager’s mental strength such as peer pressure, physical changes, or academic and extracurricular performance. Noticing the signs of mental illness can be a daunting task as these factors … Continued

Teachable Moments: Guiding students to mental wellness at difficult times

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 There are numerous resources available to help educators teach students their regular curriculum such as lesson plans, webinars, how-to videos and useful links to name a few. However, there are also resources available, such as Readyforlife.ca that help teachers guide … Continued

Healthy Habits: Tips for your mental fitness

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 The stresses that we all face in our day-to-day lives can not only have an effect on our physical health, but our mental health as well. Many of you may be familiar with the old proverb, “An apple a day … Continued

The unseen ailment: assessing your mental health

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 Teaching is among the most stressful professions in Canada. Mental health should be a priority, not only to ensure the wellness of educators, but for the wellness of the students they teach. A University of British Columbia study found that … Continued

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