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​​​Mental Health and Wellness​

​​​​​In the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, students, families, and staff are embraced by faith-filled communities of belonging which nurture engagement at school. Students and staff have the skills for managing academic and social/emotional challenges and are surrounded by supportive peers, adults, and communities.

 ​Girl with WW CHILL pet therapy dogThe Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board recognizes that everyone has mental health and everyone's wellness is different.

Wellness is defined as 'being in a good state of mental or physical health.' It's not about getting by, but rather thriving in our environments and social world. Wellness is made up of positive connections with others and how we take care of ourselves; it includes our emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.

​​A culture of wellness is also being celebrated in many schools. Students are engaged in the practice of Acts of Kindness, Christian meditation and mindfulness while others are leading student wellness clubs, among other initiatives.

FAQ:  Learn more about mental health & wellness

Resources  & external links

Mental Health & Wellness Programs at ALCDSB

Mental Health, Addictions and Well-Being Strategy 2018-2021

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.