Our Mental Health and Wellness team is planning our next collaborative and change-making event for students. We will be hosting a Colour Run/Walk on Friday May 10th from 12 pm – 2:30 pm. This large school-wide event will include students from grades 9 – 12 as well as a few grade 7/8 students from the local elementary schools.
Our focus is on starting the conversation surrounding mental health, decreasing stigma and spreading awareness. In case you haven’t heard of a colour run before, it is a group run/walk along a planned route with designated stations set up along the way, where volunteers throw coloured powder as participants move through the station.
This event will be organized as a period 3&4 buy-in and pre-registration is required by students. Tickets will sell for $5 each and students will be able to register as a team. Team registration is optional as an additional way to build school spirit and enthusiasm for the event. Tickets are sold first come, first served.
To support Youth Mental Health week, SHSM, Leadership students, the Wellness team and student volunteers have put together some activities and information to help share awarness with our school community. Check out the schedule below for details about these events. Get involved and help stop the stigma!
Nottawasaga Pines and School Council are providing SafeTalk training to our school community on Thursday, April 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the school.
Participants will learn about how to recognize and talk to people who are having thoughts of suicide, and then take action to connect those individuals with helping professionals.
At the end of this training, participants will have additional tools to support students in need. This program can be taken by youth aged 15 and older.
If you are interested in participating in the SafeTalk program, please contact the school at 705-424-5030 and confirm your spot with the main office.