|Above: For the second year, Grand Erie is providing all schools with Wellness Kits, such as the elementary edition shown above, filled with activities and resources.|
Empowering Emotional Resilience
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2023
|Above: Wellness Kits are now available for Grand Erie secondary school students.|
As students’ needs evolve, Grand Erie does too. For the second year, Grand Erie is providing schools with wellness kits, filled with proactive activities and School Mental Health Ontario resources to help focus awareness and promote positive mental health strategies.
This year, the project is broadening its reach by expanding to all secondary schools, which will receive:
|Above: A Sensory Walk is a fun and interactive activity aimed at promoting awareness of your surroundings as an aid to self-regulation.|
Elementary classes are receiving grade-specific resources to help develop self-regulation skills. These tools include:
“The wellness kits provide great resources to support students, and the sensory walk is such a fun and engaging way to help with self-regulation,” said Amy Vukelich, a Child and Youth Worker in Grand Erie. “Both students and staff enjoy the activity break, and it makes the hallways look bright and fun.”
The wellness kits are an interactive and empowering tool, echoing Grand Erie’s mission to build a culture of learning, well-being and belonging. The information and resources the kits provide add to the ongoing conversations in Grand Erie schools around well-being, allowing learners to focus on their own wellness – strategies that are important now, and for continued success.