In the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, students, families, and staff are embraced by faith-filled communities of belonging which nurture engagement at school. Students and staff have the skills for managing academic and social/emotional challenges and are surrounded by supportive peers, adults, and communities.
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board recognizes that everyone has mental health and everyone's wellness is different.
Wellness is defined as 'being in a good state of mental or physical health.' It's not about getting by, but rather thriving in our environments and social world. Wellness is made up of positive connections with others and how we take care of ourselves; it includes our emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
A culture of wellness is also being celebrated in many schools. Students are engaged in the practice of Acts of Kindness, Christian meditation and mindfulness while others are leading student wellness clubs, among other initiatives.
FAQ: Learn more about mental health & wellness
Resources & external links
Mental Health & Wellness Programs at ALCDSB
ALCDSB Mental Health & Wellness Newsletter
Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Report 2016