About 135 high school students from Anglophone East will take part in today’s Third Annual Mental Health Youth Summit.
Many students are faced with anxiety.
Community Schools Coordinator Heather Stordy says they’ll be looking at the tools and strategies they can use to manage it, “How anxiety in certain situations can be helpful to improve performance and productivity. Empowering your inner connection to self manage and self regulate. How to recognize how our own world views and impacts our thoughts, and challenging our thoughts and world views to how we deal with our outside world, to reframe the world. “
Respect and Diversity Cooordinators Tanya Thibeau and Donna Dealy will speak about various ways to manage anxiety and how anxiety in certain situations can be helpful to people to improve performance and productivity.
Stordy says since they began hosting these summits, Anglophone East has been recognized both locally and provincially for the work they are doing with mental health and their youth.
The summit is a partnership between the District, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Department of Social Development.
The students will also participate in four separate workshops. They will be introduced to Pound!, movement with drumsticks as an outlet for stress and an alternative physical activity by Nutrition Consultant and Personal Trainer, Ashley Boss.
The students who attend the Youth Summit on Mental Health will leave with the goal of developing and facilitating a project in each of their school’s that promotes positive mental health. The students will present these projects during Mental Health Week at the Mental Health Symposium