Alyssa Parten(student)Kyle Parten ( student ) Child and Youth Worker, Sue Starks and Karen Marazzo, Communications & Revenue Development Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara.

Mental Health Awareness Week at Saint Michael Catholic High School

In a remarkable display of compassion and support, students from Saint Michael Catholic High School came together during Mental Health Awareness Week to engage in a series of activities aimed at promoting well-being and raising funds for a worthy cause. Their collective efforts not only fostered a sense of unity within the school community but also yielded a generous donation of $245, which was graciously presented to the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Throughout the week, the students enthusiastically participated in an array of activities, each designed to emphasize the importance of mental health and encourage open conversations surrounding this vital topic. One particularly popular activity involved the creation of personalized stress balls, allowing students to explore creative outlets while learning valuable stress-management techniques.

Moreover, students actively contributed to the cause by purchasing bracelets adorned with empowering affirmations, serving as tangible reminders of self-worth and resilience. The bracelets not only symbolized unity among the student body but also served as a means of spreading positivity and raising awareness about mental health challenges.

A highlight of the event was the presence of a donated bounce house aptly themed “Bouncing Back” for mental health. Students eagerly took part in this engaging activity, bouncing their way to both physical and mental well-being. The bounce house not only provided a fun-filled experience but also served as a powerful metaphor, reminding participants that resilience and the ability to overcome obstacles are essential aspects of maintaining good mental health.

The culmination of these activities resulted in a remarkable sum of $245 being raised by the students. With immense pride and gratitude, the students presented this contribution to the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The donated funds will play a crucial role in supporting the association’s ongoing efforts to provide vital resources, education, and advocacy for individuals facing mental health challenges within the community.

Saint Michael Catholic High School continues to be an exemplary institution, fostering a caring environment that recognizes the significance of mental health and empowers students to actively engage in initiatives that promote well-being. Through their involvement in Mental Health Awareness Week, these compassionate students have not only demonstrated their dedication to making a positive impact but have also set an inspiring example for others to follow, encouraging open discussions and understanding surrounding mental health.

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Alyssa Parten(student)Kyle Parten ( student ) Child and Youth Worker, Sue Starks and Karen Marazzo, Communications & Revenue Development Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara.

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