The Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) in Schools Initiative works to promote positive mental health in children, youth, families and support individuals in the community who interact with children and youth. The MHCB initiative is based on research and best practice literature that demonstrates that mental and emotional wellbeing can be developed, nurtured and supported through promotion and prevention efforts.
Ever Active Schools (EAS) is a provincial initiative designed to assist school communities in addressing and creating healthy school communities. EAS contributes to the healthy development of children and youth by fostering social and physical environments that support improving the health and learning outcomes of students in Alberta.
Schools engaged with EAS are actively supported to assess wellness in their school community and participate through a comprehensive school health approach that addresses health and education goals and improving the social outcomes of children and youth in Alb
Description of Services: Anxiety counselling services offered. Specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and anxiety-related concerns.
Dr. Bonnie Moshenko-Mitchell and Dr. Kim Stevenson, Registered psychologists
Comprehensive school health is an internationally recognized approach to supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.
This whole-school model builds capacity to incorporate well-being as an essential aspect of student achievement. Actions address four distinct but interrelated components that comprise a comprehensive school health approach:
- social and physical environment
- teaching and learning
- partnerships and services.
When actions in all four components are harmonized, students are supported to realize their full potential as learners – and as healthy, productive members of society.
For more information on comprehensive school health in Canada, contact JCSH at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit www.jcsh-cces.ca.
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