In addition to Catholic Education Week, the first week of May is also Children’s Mental Health Week. It is a week where we draw attention to the mental health issues that children and youth face, raise awareness of these issues, decrease stigma and provide understanding of the help that is available.
Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is important for everyone regardless of whether or not you’ve experienced mental illness or distress. When our mind and emotional well-being are strong, you are better able to cope with the ups and downs of life. You can express your feelings and reach out for support from friends, family and members of your community if you need to.
This year, through Distance Learning, we continue to focus on the mental health of our students and families. We have provided below daily mental health activities that are to be shared with parents and students. We hope you enjoy going through the daily activities. They are sure to spark some great conversations and dialogue.
Children’s Mental Health Week Overview: Mental Health Awareness Week
Monday, May 4, 2020 – Faith and Spiritual Well-Being
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Physical Activity
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Family and Social Well-Being
Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Land and Environment
Friday, May 8, 2020 – Routines