Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools in partnership with Alberta Health Services has been granted the Mental Health Capacity Building Initiative (MHCB) for the 2019-2022 school years.

This grant was designated for the rural schools within our district in the communities of Legal & Morinville, and is present in Morinville Community High School, École Georges H. Primeau Middle School, École Notre Dame Elementary School, Legal School, and newly in St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy.

The MHCB team works to provide mental health education, prevention, and promotion. What this looks like within our schools is designated Wellness Coaches at each school for students, families, and staff to connect with; programming outside class times; presentations around mental health and well-being in classrooms; school-wide initiatives to engage students in learning about their mental health; referrals to different resources within the community; and parent initiatives such as coffee talk groups and evening presentations with guest speakers. Our MHCB team is known as 'GSACRD Voice' - here to empower you to find yours!

Should you have any questions regarding the programming and initiatives we do, please contact the Program Manager,
Lauren Chow at lchow@gsacrd.ab.ca or 780-288-3641.

To learn more about the MHCB Initiative visit, https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page2754.aspx.



Check out our Open House 2021 video for MHCS to hear about the program and the importance of mental health programming in our schools!

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