Jack Chapter at CDDHS celebrates Mental Health and Education Week
May 10, 2022
SHELBURNE, ON – May 2 to May 6 was Mental Health and Education Week at the Upper Grand District School Board, and the Jack Chapter at Centre Dufferin District High School (CDDHS) took up the initiative for the week.
Jack.org is Canada’s only organization training and empowering young individuals to revolutionize mental health initiatives across schools in Canada. Jack Chapters in schools help students recognize ways to identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health resources in their communities.
“The main thing about Jack Chapter is its youth supporting youth, and this week is really showing the initiatives Jack Chapter has done,” said grade ten student, Callista.
CDDHS guidance counsellor, Julia Sense, really wanted the students to take away from the week that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that our daily lives needs balance of the two.
“We’re trying to really highlight the importance, let them know about resources that are available to support their mental health, and also to have some fun as well because they need balance in their lives.”
Various events prioritizing mental health awareness were scheduled for students to participate in like, ‘Jack Talk’ – where students learned about resources and tangible tools, they can use to better look out for themselves and their peers. Other events held have included community care days with booths from local agencies, and two days where dogs visited the students at the school. Their last event, ice cream from the Canadian Creamery and local food trucks were brought in for the students to enjoy.
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