Mental Health & Wellbeing Leadership Committee
The Student Senate approves the launch of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Leadership Committee with the main purpose to address the void of student perspective within HDSB Mental Health Strategy through fostering dialogue regarding mental health issues that commonly affect HDSB students.
The committee's purpose is to address the void of student perspective within HDSB Mental Health Policies through fostering dialogue regarding mental health issues that commonly affect HDSB students. The committee will be responsive to the evolving needs and wants of HDSB students by discussing gaps and emerging issues related to student mental health and wellness. With a specific directive to advocate for ample expansion, standardization, and accessibility of student mental health resources, the HDSB Student Mental Health Leadership Committee will articulate student concerns and develop recommendations to guide the HDSB Mental Health Yearly Action Plan . All while engaging with opportunities for mental health-related education to address the stigma surrounding mental health in the HDSB.
Why should students get involved with Mental Health?
To build leadership, planning, and facilitation skills
To expand their connection with other students
To develop more positive relationships with adults
To feel heard and supported
To participate in initiatives that impact and interest them
With the Motion Passed, Student Trustees Ruggiero and Wang have been meeting with Mental Health Lead Michelle Bates to develop a preliminary team to help develop and launch the committee to students and staff.
We are seeking grades 7 - 12 students to apply for a position on a Preliminary Team that will help develop the framework of this taskforce before it is officially launched.
DEADLINE: January 13th, 2023
Please contact Student Trustees Cindy Wang (email@example.com) and Ethan Ruggiero (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns.