School District 67 continues to focus on supporting the mental health and well-being of all our students. School staff have especially worked to keep their students’ well-being at the forefront during these current unpredictable times. As a district, we have many different mental health and social-emotional learning (SEL) programs being run in schools across the district in all grades K to 12.
A few of these programs include: EASE, MindUp, We Wellbeing, and UBC Mental Health Literacy program, as well as many other great programs and strategies.
Open Parachute Parent Resources
SD67 is currently piloting a new mental health program called Open Parachute, a Canadian online video-based program with distinct programs for Grades 6 to 12 that provides teachers with guided materials for use in their classrooms.
Part of the Open Parachute program also includes online resources for Parents that help provide strategies for supporting the mental health and well-being of children at home:
Go directly to: Open Parachute Parent Resources
Some of the Parent Topics include:
- Social Media
- Saying No
- Acting Out
- Addictive Patterns
- Mental Health
- Anxiety & Depression
Open Parachute Adolescent Resources
While the curriculum for each grade is different, some of the topics in lessons being provided to students at school include:
- Defining Mental Health
- Peer Dynamics (e.g. Healthy friendships/boundaries, bullying)
- Awareness of Cultural Issues (e.g. Prejudice/Indigenous perspectives)
- Mental Health
In SD67, we will all continue to support and develop the well-being of all of our students, and Open Parachute is one more tool to help facilitate these important conversations in our schools. For more information on the Open Parachute program, please visit their website at: Open Parachute Schools Canada