What is it?
In this Mistissini-based pilot project, a collaboration with the Cree School Board, students at Voyageur Memorial Secondary and Elementary Schools can benefit from regularly scheduled sessions to help them with their coping and mental health and wellness needs. The pilot runs until the end of June 2020.
Who is it for?
This program is for students at Voyageur Memorial Secondary and Elementary Schools in Mistissini. If successful, it may be rolled out in other communities later.
Where is it offered?
This program is available at Voyageur Memorial Secondary and Elementary Schools in Mistissini.
What is it like?
The program offers organization workshops on different topics throughout the term; these sessions are generally workshops and discussions. They include
- Coping with anxiety and using different coping mechanisms
- Stress management strategies
- Emotional regulation strategies
- Mindfulness sessions
- Special needs students’ inclusion
- Bullying prevention activities
- Self-esteem boosting
- Conflict resolution strategies
In addition, the Coping and Youth Wellness leader helps support student initiatives and other education programs already in place, as well as thematic activities taking place in the school.
When is it offered?
Currently, the program is offered at Voyageur Memorial Secondary School on Mondays throughout the day, and on Tuesday mornings.
It is offered at Voyageur Memorial Elementary School on Tuesday afternoons and all day on Wednesdays.
How can I get this service?
If you are a student at Voyageur Memorial Secondary School, you will get this service through the school’s Safe Haven room. At Voyageur Memorial Elementary School, the program coordinator will integrate sessions within the regular class schedule.
Where can I learn more?
You can learn more by contacting the schools involved in the pilot project.