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Sharing Our Stories During Mental Health Week

Sharing Our Stories During Mental Health Week
Posted on 04/28/2023
Graphic image of hands on heartMay 1 to 7 is Mental Health Week across Canada!  The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) theme for 2023 is “My Story”.  As humans, each of us has a story to tell about who we are, and the experiences that have shaped our lives and impacted our mental health and well-being.  This week, we think about the unique stories that we all carry and consider how we individually protect and nurture our own mental health.

Bluewater District School Board students and staff continue to promote learning and awareness throughout the year aimed at reducing stigma, encouraging help seeking, and supporting positive well-being.

Daily themes have been developed as a framework to initiate participation and discussions in our schools and work sites throughout Mental Health Week:

Monday – “We All Have a Story”
Tuesday – “Discovering Our Values”
Wednesday – “Asking for Help”
Thursday – “Accepting Ourselves and Others”
Friday – “Have Fun and Take Care of Yourself”

Each theme includes videos and activities that have been shared with schools to foster participation and engagement among students within their classes.

Every year since 1951, CMHA has hosted Mental Health Week during the first full week in May.  Locally, CMHA Grey-Bruce is hosting a BBQ on Monday, May 1 to kick off the week and featuring several mental health awareness activities and speakers:

On Saturday, May 6, the Grade 12 Leadership Class at Owen Sound District Secondary School will be holding the first ever Walk to Talk in support of mental health awareness programs of CMHA Grey-Bruce.  Everyone is welcome.  Learn more:

Learn more about this year’s Mental Health Week:
Mental Health Week - Today's Theme: "We All Have A Story"; BWDSB logo on graphic of open book with bird, butterflies, and squirrel in nature sceneMental Health Week - Today's Theme: "Discovering Our Values"; BWDSB logo on graphic of bulletin board with red heart and words posted: "Respect"; "Kindness"; "Honesty"; "Perseverance"; "Curiosity"; "Humour"Mental Health Week - Today's Theme: "Asking for Help"; BWDSB logo on graphic of classroom scene with two human figures standing and facing each other with speech bubble and question mark above their headsMental Health Week - Today's Theme: "Accepting Ourselves and Others"; BWDSB logo on graphic of red heart embraced by hands on pink backgroundMental Health Week - Today's Theme: "Have Fun and Take Care of Yourself"; BWDSB logo on graphic of nature scene with side of head profile and grass, plants, flowers, and bird protruding from top of head
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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