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Monday, May 01, 2017
Halton Catholic Board Participates in 66th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) ​designates the first week in May as Mental Health Awareness Week.

This year, the 66th annual CMHA week runs from May 1 - 7, 2017, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins organizations across Canada in encouraging others to talk, learn, and support engagement related to mental health awareness. ​

Quick Facts:

  • Each year, Mental Health Awareness Week and Catholic Education Week takes place during the first week of May.
  • The CMHA reminds us that Mental Health Week provides us with the opportunity to learn, talk, reflect, and engage with those in our lives, and aligns with our Board's philosophy to Talk, Learn, and Support. We address mental illness by talking about the needs of our students, we learn about it through focussed professional development for our staff, and in speaking with parents in the community, and we support our students with their mental health by providing them access to resources and support services.
  • On Sunday, May 13th at 8:30 a.m., over 400 HCDSB students and staff, in partnership with the Halton District School Board and Team Unbreakable ​will participate in the 5 KM Run for Youth Mental Health, at Spencer Smith Park, in Burlington.


"At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our schools embrace mental wellness each and every day. With the guidance and support of the Board's Mental Health Leadership Team, we offer evidence based programming to support the mental health needs of our students."
- Patricia Webber-Callaghan, Mental Health Lead at the Halton Catholic District School Board

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The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Administrator, Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159

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