Mental Health and Well-being
The Board Mental Health Strategy for Child and Youth Mental Health is part of a larger Board vision to create safe, healthy, engaging, and inclusive schools, and aims to support the overall Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. The strategy aligns with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board's mission, "As a Catholic Learning Community, we provide faith formation and academic excellence, which enables our graduates to live a life of love and service in Christ."
The Mental Health Strategy is designed to raise awareness, reduce stigma, build capacity, and provide a coordinated and evidence based/informed approach to mental health, while engaging partners in supporting student mental health and well-being within the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Over the next three years, we will strive to ensure all schools are mentally-healthy environments promoting security, a sense of belonging, and optimal climates for learning.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 12:27
The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board is a Board where child and youth mental health is recognized as a key determinant of well-being and student achievement, where children and youth grow to reach their full potential. The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations are directly linked with many factors that promote and assist with mental health and well-being for all. With these, and other expectations in mind, every school in the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board will be a mentally-healthy school. Each school will identify and support students with mental health challenges, while demonstrating caring, and promoting well-being and achievement for students, staff, and our community.