HCDSB Runs with Team Unbreakable for Youth Mental Health
Students and staff from HCDSB raced to the finish line on Saturday, May 13, 2017, as they participated in the 2017 Halton Unbreakable 5K for Youth Mental Health!
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Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board raced to the finish line on Saturday, May 13, 2017, as they participated in the 2017 Halton Unbreakable 5K for Youth Mental Health!​

CameronHelps, a charitable organization that builds awareness on mental health initiatives while reducing the stigma of youth mental illness, collaborated with HCDSB, HDSB, and Team Unbreakable to organize the annual 5KM run.

The run took place a week after Mental Health Awareness Week (May 1 - 7, 2017) at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario.

This year, there were 561 participants, with over 420 HCDSB students and staff in attendance! With a focus on belonging, students of all abilities took part in the run. 

Students from our Essential Skills and Community Living classes ran as part of the team this year!

Based on an award-winning run therapy program developed by Dan McGann, students began preparing for the run in September, 2016, working with their coaches (including teachers, child youth counselors, social workers) to prepare for the event.

Throughout their training, students learned about mental health, ways to manage their anxieties and worry, and learned about the importance of physical activity as a way to positively address their mental outlook.

Thank you to all students, staff, and members of our community for their incredible support! 


For more information about CameronHelps, please visit: www.teamunbreakable.ca​.

 

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