2014 Mental Health Academy
The Team at Teen Mental Health have been busy preparing for the 4th Annual Mental Health Academy which will take place in Halifax on July 10th & 11th at Halifax West High School.
This year’s program will once again feature dynamic leaders in the field of adolescent mental health. The two day event will cover the latest information on anxiety, depression, self-harm, brain injury, and much more. The presenters will give you the information and tools you need to better support adolescents dealing with mental health challenges.
Registration is now open and Early Bird rates are in effect until May 31. Don’t miss out on a great learning opportunity in beautiful Halifax this July.
For more information and to register please visit: http://teachmentalhealth.org/academy/
Just a reminder that HRSB is on Twitter! The account is managed by HRSB Communications and is used to share important information about the HRSB, school cancellations, great stories about our schools, etc. We can be found at Twitter.com/HRSB_Official. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to view what’s been posted..
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Bullying and Cyberbullying – How do we work together?
Bullying and cyberbullying are real issues that many children and youth are faced with today. As a school we are working very hard to address these issues and to educate students on the importance of building healthy and positive relationships and being good digital citizens. The provincial government is also working hard to provide supports to schools, families and our children and youth so that we can all work together to address these issues.
There are two new resources that have been recently developed to provide parents/guardians with more information on these topics. One is a new website http://antibullying.novascotia.ca/ that contains a wealth of information on issues related to bullying and cyberbullying. The second resource is a booklet, Bullying & Cyberbullying – What We Need to Know: a reference for parents and guardians. We have been provided with copies of this booklet to distribute to each student on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. If you haven’t received a copy, please check with your child or contact us at the school.
As educators and parents we want every child to feel safe at school and for them to know they always have someone they can go to if they feel they are being bullied or cyberbullied. If you believe your child is experiencing or involved in bullying or cyberbullying behaviour at school, or if their school life is being affected by this behaviour, please contact us so we can work together to address your concerns.