Mental Health Week | May 6-8, 2024

A call to be kind. Two humans of different heritage and ability bumping elbows

Every year, the Canadian Mental Health Association dedicates a week in May to raise awareness of mental health issues. This year, Mental Health Week will run May 6-10, focusing on the healing power of compassion and how it can connect us to the members of our communities. 

In celebration, GPPSD schools have the opportunity to focus on the idea that 'every piece fits.' Participating classrooms with younger students may explore the concept by creating puzzle pieces that fit together, and older grades may continue the conversation around supporting each other as we all fit together to make our unique communities. These conversations include reminding students who they can talk to when they need mental health support in school.

On May 8th, we invite you to join us for Hats On! for Mental Health Day, organized by the Alberta Teacher's Association. All Albertans are invited to wear a hat to help raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Participating schools will relax their hat rules and encourage students and staff to increase visibility of the importance of good mental health.

Mental Health Resources:

  • If your child is in need of mental health support while at school, please get in touch with your child's teacher or school administration.
  • We have created a Community Resource Guide for GPPSD families
  • Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
    You can also call Health Link at 811. Follow the directions to talk to the addiction and mental health team or to find out what services are available in your community.
  • Online Mental Health Support:

Division Information
Grande Prairie Public School Division
Phone: 780-532-4491