Promoting Positive Mental Health at AMDSB

Mental health and well-being prevention and promotion is an important part of school communities as we work to reduce stigma and open up the conversation about mental health. 
In our AMDSB schools, we all share responsibility in working together to foster Mentally Healthy Schools and Classrooms. When parents, students and staff engage in activities of prevention and promotion, students feel supported in times of need. During Awareness Days, students, staff, and parents/guardians are encouraged to learn more about mental health and well-being.  
Awareness Days are an excellent opportunity for student-led and parent/guardian-led promotion and prevention across the system. 

Mental Health Promotion Days

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day 
Third week of November: Bullying Prevention Week
Last week of January: Mental Health Awareness Week
Last Wednesday of February: Pink Shirt Day
Second Friday of March: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Day 
First week of May: Children's Mental Health Week